There is something mysterious about creativity; is it a capacity that develops during childhood, is it related to education? It is often associated with suffering, trauma, with this image of “cursed artist” that distorts the vision of art, and can give the wrong impression that creativity is not accessible to everyone.
In his new project, photographer and videographer Isaac Alvarez (whose work we have talked about on two occasions: his image of Iron Man and his series “Reflection of Me”) takes the audience through the process of creating a portrait. In a video, he interviews Sawyer Hartman, a youtube star and visual creator, about his vision of creativity and his path to success.
“It was the first time that I had something I could put my energy into”
During this interview, Isaac photographs Sawyer, thus addressing different aspects of portraiture, portrait as a presentation of a person, and photographic portraiture.
We understand that the two are intimately linked: knowing your subject, succeeding in putting them at ease allows you to capture their essence, and to make a quality portrait.
Find Isaac Alvarez’s work on his website.