just a general opinion question – i have some shots that i consider to be portraits even though it’s not a photo of someone’s face. for example – a ballet dancer’s feet. or a pregnant woman’s belly. ok, those are the two that i have. 😛
what are peoples’ thoughts on that? i feel that it captures the essence of what that person is doing at that time – their character and the place they are in their life at that moment, which (to me) qualifies it as a portrait.
problem with that is, if you show a guy with a hammer you think
or you show a guy with a scalpel you think doctor
but if you show a guy picking a pocket, how are you supposed to know whether it’s a congressman or a lawyer?