Pursuit Of Portraits


Some people are just nature born’s in front of a camera, others just need a little push to realize it. Photographing people in their most unnatural state is very rewarding, it gives you an incentive as to what they might be thinking or feeling. A stage photograph is also amazing; not sure which one I like best. Its amazing how you can learn about a person in such a short time while photographing them.It also makes them feel more comfortable when converse with them.

Here are a few shots I took over the weekend with some new friends.

a woman standing inside a large red circle“Happiness is a journey not a destination.” ¬†Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn NY 10:26am

-Ben Sweetland


a woman lying on a field, wrapped in red fabric

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.”¬†¬†Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn NY 10:39am


a woman wrapped in red fabric, standing in a field

“Human beings make life beautiful. There’s beauty in everything. But what makes life beautiful is the ability to acknowledge that.”¬†¬†Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn NY 11:06am

a woman wrapped in moving red fabric in front of a pier “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you a joy.”¬†Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn NY 11:29am


¬†¬†a woman wrapped in red fabric holding someone's hand“The soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand.”¬†¬†Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn NY 11:35am


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