Assignment: headshot photography for Katie, aspiring model.
Setting: Bush’s Pasture Park, Salem, Oregon. 90 acres of native White Oak- the last intact grove of this majestic tree in the northern Willamette Valley.
Art Museum: Bush Barn Art Center
Artist: Francisco Bautista
Model: Katie Sullivan
Highlights : I watch and wait for a model to give me clues about how to photograph them. On an October morning, under cloudy skies in Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, a model named Katie looks deeply into my lens. Under a canopy of towering trees, her eyes seem to light up. Indoors, in the nearby Bush Barn Art Center, her eyes seemed to catch the fire in a composition by Francisco Bautista. Now I know what to look for. Big, expressive and incredibly focused, with an intensity that captures my viewfinder, the eyes have it.