The psychology of women in their expressions, postures, and performances of flesh and soul. In photographic images capturing the fundamental moment, when the light, the colours and the atmosphere infuse the right amount of personality to the figure.
In Hikari Kesho’s portrait gallery, we find images more suited to the description provided by Wikipedia rather than the common use given to this word, that is photos or paintings depicting only the face of a person or also part of their shoulders.
Here, the author wants to portray his subjects, either close-ups or full length, in situations, backgrounds and sets which characterize them or help to express their own character or personality.
Sometimes he provides his own interpretation, based on the emotions and the sensations they convey to him, sometimes he tries to freeze the essence of life, during that moment portrayed in a photo.
The portrait is the only genre in which the author does not follow exclusively the process of creating photographs which has always distinguished his work, both artistically and commercially. He is the director on the set, and he takes care and manages every little detail: the locations, the lights, the accessories, the attitude of the model and her make-up … the position of that tuft of hair on her face, a reminder of 35 years spent as a fashion photographer.
In the portrait sometimes he simply seizes the day, sometimes it is just that image outside the set, free from impositions or planning, far from the controlling light scheme, which intrigues him and stimulates him to shoot: often, when the model doesn’t feel the pressure of the lens, she relaxes and is completely natural, she lets out her true essence and this is essential in a portrait photograph!