Since I was a young girl I've been inspired by the work of Sante D'Orazio. It's quite possible you've seen his work in major fashion and lifestyle publications (InStyle and Vogue) What drew me to his photography so many years ago, was the connection between photographer and model/subject - how the photograph was achieved virtually disappears, when you look at the photos you feel like it's you personally with the subject. The connection he has with his client is something I strive for with my clients as well.
Needless to say, I've been a fangirl for years and will continue to be. I've carried a copy of his book, A Private View, through art school and countless moves and to this day I keep a copy on my desk. His book is much different than any other photography book - rather than only show a portfolio of published images or a technical training book. His book is a copy of a personal diary sharing photo shoots, travels, and family while incorporating film type, exposures, who the photo was for, who he worked with for hair and makeup.
When I decided to return to photography, I wanted to connect with my work in a similar fashion. Rather than review my "best of" portfolio - I want to document the shots that didn't work as much as the ones that did and have decided to keep a photo shoot diary of my own. Nothing like a good snow storm to help bring this project to life.
The first step was to gather a collection of photographs to be printed and track down a diary that will house this ongoing project for 2017.
I can't wait to see this project evolve throughout this rebirth of Amanda Kraft Photography!