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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