Friday, 16 September 2011

Portraits: 20

Elmore Leonard, author, hotel in London, 1988
He was a good sitter in that he sat comfortably and simply, and even in the confines of a hotel room, some expression of his character – or the character of him in his profession of crime writer – came through. I used a favourite technique of "cornering" at the edge of an image – and his quizzical, off-centre expression seemed to lend itself more than most. There's something of a feel of him "entering the frame" which seemed to go well with a crime writer in this one, so I liked this shot most. For City Limits.

For more on these portraits, see here, and the Portraits tag at right.