The easy comfort of friendship | Head On Photo Festival

The easy comfort of friendship

Photographer's Name: 
Bryan Smith

So much of portraiture focuses primarily on the eyes... the eyes are "the window to the soul" is the  cliche that has become almost a fixed canon in the craft. In this studio image I wanted to explore the sitter without reference to his eyes and still convey insights into his nature and soul. These two bodybuilders have trained together in the same gym, four times a week for the best part of a decade.  In bodybuilding competitions they are fierce competitors against each other, but in this image a different story has been captured.

Festival Year: 
2010