The Ingenue Exhibit
Posted in: Events - - - - Posted by William von Wenzel
On Friday night, as part of the First Friday art walk in Portland, we hosted an exhibit at our studio entitled ‘Ingenue’. These were fine art black and white portraits of 22 models I photographed over the last six weeks.
For the exhibit, we invited all of the models who participated to come and answer questions about the images, as well as meet new photographers they hadn’t worked with. I can’t begin to tell you how amazing this experience was for me, and if you missed it, you missed something really special. The images that hung are reproduced below, but aren’t nearly as impactful without the live model standing in front of them.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t brag a little about how great the models were that participated in this exhibit. Yes, I’m pretty good with fine art lighting, and in my mind I knew exactly how this exhibit would come together, but all I told these brave women and men was “I want you to come and be totally honest with the camera. I want you to bare your soul as well as your body.” Pretty vague, right? The models were trusting, giving, and excited to participate. They covered all body types, and different age brackets, and the success of these images is due to the combination of their efforts with my vision and direction, and I’m grateful to everyone who let me photograph them for this.
I hope you enjoy the images.