Storytelling Through Portraiture

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As a photographer, my biggest interest, and the majority of my work revolves around portraiture. Much of this stems from a curiosity and desire to hear and understand the unique stories of people around me.

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I’m fascinated by the small events and decisions that happen on a daily basis, but lead to huge changes in the trajectory of our lives. Through meeting and photographing people, we have the ability to peer into this process and gain an important understanding of the differences between us.

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Subtle differences in a subject’s expression, body language, and the space they take up in the frame, along with a photographer’s compositional choices, light, and color all help the viewer to make a connection with the portrait and learn something about the subject.

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Through the process of creating, as well as looking at portraits, I think we can begin to both communicate and understand important human narratives and on a thin level, establish relationships with the faces being photographed.

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Brad Torchia is a Denver-based editorial and commercial photographer with a passion for creating honest portraiture. His client list includes The New York Times, Oracle, and Topo Designs. His work can be found at www.bradtorchiaphoto.com.