Going back to the statement by Chris Lange – “I think a good portrait does not capture a singular instance of the subject’s existence, rather it should show the fervour that resides within. Probably the best example I could site for this would be a self-portrait in oils by Vincent Van Gogh. I don’t know if this sort of power for a similar image in a photographic medium could ever be replicated, but viewing the oil painting for me was a fantastic and moving experience.