More adult portraits on the blog today and a session with an unusual purpose in the City of London.
Yi and her partner have commissioned a portrait from celebrated artist Raoof Haghighi. I didn’t know this but very few painters have sitters any more and Raoof likes to work very slowly taking on average 6 months to complete a painting. Hence he likes to work from a photograph.
I was flattered to be asked by Raoof’s agent – Fraser Scott – after he found me online – to shoot some portraits of Yi that Raoof might then work from for his painting of her.
The brief was threefold whereby I needed to listen and fulfill as best I could the quite separate and specific needs of patron, painter and subject, but I was also invited to do my own thing too and see what came out of the session for Raoof.
I was delighted to receive these responses after our session and upon seeing the results:
‘Anna Just saw the photos online. You did a a fantastic job. They are beautiful. Thank you’ Raoof
‘Anna, We love these and many other photographs that you have taken. Thank you for all your care and skill with this exciting project.’
I can’t wait to see the finished painting of Yi. I know it’s going to be stunning but I’m also naturally intrigued with how the painting will compare to these photographs.
Here are some of the images Yi and I created both inside her apartment and in and around Liverpool Street, Spitalfields area and the City of London. We were especially lucky with the light later in the day and we hung out, chatted and lingered to wait for the best of it.
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