Portrait photographer Tim Cole shoots TOM ROSS-WILLIAMS
A quick portrait shoot with the actor TOM ROSS-WILLIAMS.
It was great to shoot a portrait session in and around the Barbican Centre in central London. The portrait photographer used the location as it offers many diverse backgrounds with interesting architectural details made of concrete. The concrete structures offered many graphic compositions and increased the ability to use light and shade in an interesting way. The portrait photographer asked Tom to bring various changes of clothes to get a varied set of images. The portrait photographer then asked Tom to walk through various settings to captures the graphic outlines and Toms silhouette.
Working in open spaces and covered spaces allowed the portrait photographer to capture Tom in many interesting and different ways. Tom was a delight to work with and took great care in his approach and attitude to the shoot. One of the most rewarding setups for the portrait photographer was a simple open doorway. This doorway allowed the portrait photographer to enhance the use of natural light on his subject. By placing his subject on the edge of a shadow the portrait photographer was able to really increase the catch lights in the subject's eyes, this technique also increased the brightness of the skin.
The Barbican was the perfect location choice and on an overcast but bright day the portrait photographer was able to work with the natural light on offer. Shooting in various areas from the more residential areas of the Barbican to the outer buildings of the main hall itself. Overall the portrait photographer was very happy with the portrait shoot working quickly to capture natural moments in the session. The best setups of the day yielded some great results and the two-hour session went very quickly. Tom was really pleased with the images created and was very happy to recommend the portrait photographer to a number of his colleagues after the session.