Portrait of friends. Canon XSi EF 50mm f/1.4 at f/4 1/40 ISO 200
They look at each other and a smile is made in the moment between two sentences. Their smiles begin, pause, and crack into laughter. They each know the story that the other is remembering without having to acknowledge it with much more than a smile and a tilt of the head. The friendship was born in sandboxes and sleepovers and now it is something different, something stronger.
I was doing headshots for a couple of young actors and two of them wanted to do a portrait together. They were clearly good friends and I wanted to pose them in a way that reflected that. I had the girl on the left lean in and touch heads, that little bit of contact seemed to speak clearly to me of their friendship. At camera left I had a flash in an umbrella to balance the fill from a large window at camera right. I was really happy with the way the catch light from the window is reflected in the eye of the girl at left. They seemed to be suppressing the laughter that rises from the memory of a funny story and I was very happy to be able to capture that moment.