Portrait Of A Modern Poet, 2018

This portrait deliberately challenges conventional photographic portraiture, it should be seen as a protest and a warning !

This image was made by reshaping and reinterpreting existing digital media ,within a digital camera , the idea grew from the realization that modern celebrities and politicians are becoming increasingly isolated and dependent on TV screen representation, they value photographic portraiture less than ever before.

The collaboration between portrait photographer & subject appears to be breaking down in the digital age as time poor subjects with selfie sticks invest less of themselves into meaningful shoots. 

Is it possible to capture the soul of a person you have never met  ?