People: formal & candid

A mixture of the stolen, the studio-lit, and the improvised, this selection of portraits all work towards the editorial goal that I set for myself by reflecting my interest in people – where they live or work, what they do, why, and how these pieces join up to shape their lives. As I've said on the Places page, my editorial approach means that there's often a complementary fit between the pictures I take and the words I write.

In some cases, this 'fit' is as literal as the composition of a shot – like this picture of Angus Ross here – to suit the proportions and layout of a magazine double-page spread. In others, it's just a response to the person or the place, or both...


© David Roberts 2019