Hati and Skoll Gallery is pleased to announce that David and his friend and fellow photographer Donna Griffiths are featured on this week’s “The Swap.”
“The Swap” is an ongoing portrait project with a simple concept. Two photographers pair together and take portraits of one another. The portraits are currently on the home page of “The Swap” and the accompanying write-up is to be found on the “The Swap’s” blog page.
David and Donna decided to take a formal head shot approach to their portraits and to make them complementary in the sense that they are both sepia toned black and whites and have a similar but not identical pose to them. They used classic Vermeer side lighting, as much as a gray February day in New England would allow, and then filled with a frontal diffuse flash. The whole process was an exciting learning experience. You can learn a lot from another photographer when you collaborate in this manner. That, after all, is the whole point of “The Swap.”
Since they decided to use black and white images, we include here, as Figure 1, a portrait from the project by David of Donna in color. More of Donna’s work can be found at her website.