Quote Originally Posted by bibowj View Post
That leads me to my question, what if anything do you all do to capture someones soul on film, assuming you dont know the subject well? Do you try to have coffee with them first? Talk on the phone? make out? What?
I don't have a set, canned method.

This may be of interest:

"The never-ending fascination for the people I photograph lies in what I call their internal strength. It is part of the hard-to-define secret hidden within everyone, and the attempt to capture this on film has been my life's work."

- Yousuf Karsh

I try for that "capture" by downgrading my self-importance with the idea of acting as a conduit between the image and emotional aura - and the final print.

That really applies to all of my work.

Simple to write. Somewhat more difficult to do...