Portraiture photography fort me, is to look past the face which is present to capture something deeper. Sometimes this results in creating a bright, striking image, and sometimes a more poetic study of the face.
Part of the integral process of the work is image editing. Every time the shutter is released during a shoot, its considering the visual possibilities of what happens later in the editing suite. Although always striving for the perfect confluence of backdrop, lighting, pose, and expression during the shoot, there multiple possibilities and its seeing past those technical obstacles that may be overcome later, in pursuit of spotting hidden secrets that can only be conjured in the moment.