Essential Portraits

I specialize in artistic portraits, what I call Essential Portraits. I have the ability to see beneath the person’s personna, or mask, and capture their essence, the glowing unique features of a person that are often hidden behind their habitual face. Seeing themselves in the mirror of these essential portraits is very enlivening, even healing, for people.

My mother as she sees herself              My mother as I see her

A clear example is my mother. We did an experiment, I made a portrait of her as she views herself, and then another one as I percieve her. Although she resisted a little to show herself as I asked her to, when she saw the result, she couldn’t believe it. She definitely liked herself much better in the way I saw and captured her. This experience made her reflect on how she portrays herself to the world, on how hidden her wild side is, and the rigid mask she puts on to protect herself from the world to be accepted in society. It was very healing for her. Now this portrait hangs on the wall next to her bed, so she can remember who she really is in essence.
Another example comes from a request I had from Robert Rabbin, a well known American coach, writer, and speaker. He wanted to update his professional headshot for his new website. He wanted  something that would speak about him at different levels of his being, that would transmit his essence. He wanted one image that would be worth a hundred words. For me it was a big challenge as his professional and spiritual curriculums are impeccable to me. The result fascinated him, seeing himself from a completly different perspective, creative and original, his authentic self. That’s what he was looking for.  He was thrilled.

Robert Rabbin, 2016

Robert Rabbin, 2016

Anibassia Vals, 2015

Anibassia Vals, 2015

Another example, a spanish singer, Anibassia Vals, who’s music is very connected to the spirit world and Nature, who’s beautiful voice transports you to other realms of existance. She wanted a portrait of herself for a new album and asked me to freely interpret her. She had no words after seeing the result of the session.

The work is done in two sessions. On the first session we get to know each other, we deepen our mutual understanding of what you want to discover, recover, or heal in the mirror of your image. We decide the context, the location and the tools necessary.

The second session is completly dedicated to the shooting of the photographs.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE OR BOOK A SESSION, PLEASE CONTACT ME

KEEP IN MIND THAT I LIVE IN SPAIN, BUT I AM WILLING TO TRAVEL FOR THIS PURPOSE; ALSO, YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME AND STAY AT MY HOUSE ON THE MOUNTAINS NEAR BARCELONA.