I’ve never been good with faces. I think i have slight face blindness. At a party I can be introduced to the same person twice and be oblivious and often I need to recognise someone after many meet ups, sometimes I can’t even recognise my friends if they change their hairstyle or pop out of nowhere unexpectedly. I’m sure there are many of you out there like me.
I decided to start portraits to learn to see people properly. Maybe I never paid them enough attention. I’m not sure. For whatever reason, it’s been a great opportunity for my own technical growth to learn to capture the likeness and essence of someone and at the same time improve my face recognition skills. This has been a breakthrough journey to date especially in 2020 when I decided to invest my time to painting portraits.