Art Portraits “Faces of Salt Lake County” Gallery Show and Book Unveiling Friday April 19, 2024

For the last few months I’ve been working on a beautiful art project for Salt Lake County called, “Faces of Salt Lake County.” It’s a series of artsy black and white headshots of immigrants and various faces. SL County interviewed a number of people and gathered their stories. Then I was brought in to do the portraits. I set up a portable studio and photographed each individual with an emphasis on character and personality.

The images turned out wonderfully. And on Friday the 19th of April, Salt Lake County is putting on an event – a gallery show and unveiling of the book we created using these portraits.

The gallery show is put on by Mayor Jenny Wilson’s Book and Media Club. The entire project was organized by the Mayor’s office too. They interviewed various people, compiled their stories, and hired me to photograph each of them. All of that was then compiled into this art book.

Over the course of a few months, I regularly set up a studio on location to photograph various individuals. I looked for parts of their personality to bring out and highlight, and lit everyone with a unique artsy style using directional light to show character. The results are fantastic. I can’t share how excited I am to have these images published in a book and on display for this gallery show.

There’s about 25 portraits that will be on display, and the Thomas S. Monson ballroom where they’ll be shown is a gorgeous room.

If you’d like a fun date night on Friday, April 19th, come out to this event.

And if you need some new portraits, perhaps an updated business headshot, give me a call at 801-728-3317.

Until next time, America.

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