Boston Portrait Photography, very much like portrait photography in Norfolk, benefits from the historical importance of the city. Forget the fact that it takes a nearly 10-hour car ride to cover the 575 miles between them - Boston and Norfolk are alike in so many ways. Both are situated on the East Coast and both have a richly storied past. These two cities possess the enviable ability to showcase a country’s vibrant past right alongside its promising future. It is an intriguing factor that draws millions of visitors to each of these cities annually. The legacy of their histories is preserved and on display in such places as The Freedom Trail in Boston – a brick-lined 2.5-mile pedestrian path which takes visitors to locations like Paul Revere House. That site currently operates as a museum and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. There is also the USS Wisconsin battleship museum in Norfolk. The vessel was launched 1943 on what was the second anniversary of the raid on Pearl Harbor. It went on to earn 6 battle stars for it duties in World War ll and now is a permanent museum ship owned by the city of Norfolk. The rich histories of the two cities are complemented by the cultures from around the world which meld together in them. The locals, it would seem, have created their own unique version of what diversity means. Whether in Norfolk or Boston, Portrait Photography relies as much on the subjects it depicts as it does on the setting in which they are photographed. Quite often, it is the bond shown between subject and setting that gives the portrait an enduring quality. Taken in Norfolk, this portrait shows nothing of the setting but relies totally on the subject to convey that the connection is indeed there – in an untold story. As we look into the depths of the subject’s gaze, it is a story we are sure would grip us from start to finish.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia.