©Chris Buck [Steve Carrel]
Since I saw the work of Chris Buck few years ago, I was really surprised about the originality of how his subjects are depicted in the images. In a field as crowded as celebrity portraits, Chris raises with a level of creativity and visual expression that never fails to surprise. You can see many wonderful images at his website and read a very interesting essay about his work published online here.
I like to photograph people in uncompromising positions, I do that all the time! I work to do it–it’s my job. I want to make a photograph that’s an interesting photograph that might say something about them. So to do that you need to put people in situations where they feel awkward. Well, to me anyways, those are the pictures I relate to, maybe because I feel awkward. So I relate to pictures of people feeling awkward. So I’ll do that with people. I won’t tell them that, I won’t say, ‘hey, I’m gonna make you feel awkward,’ though sometimes I will, if I feel there’s some sort of connection with them and I think they’re gonna get it. Some subjects respond well to this, Usually it’s somewhere in between. – Chris Buck
© Chris Buck [Eminem]