Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Camilo Alberto Borja a los Cinco Años






































I know this does not compare in execution or the choice of location to that wonderful Irving Penn portrait of a young Peruvian child standing next to a small table in Cusco, but I did my best to portray my own boy as he approached his fifth birthday.
It is possible that the lack of a smile may be in his bloodline. I have never been one to sport a ready-made smile when confronted by a camera and this was expressly mentioned when I first asked him to stand for his portrait. His one condition was simple and to the point: "No smile".

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