Happiness, smiles, love and emotion. All in one frame.
I’d spotted this gentleman and his very young baby earlier in the day. Being a dad myself, I know how important those days are, and how utterly besotted you are with your new baby.
Instead of a simple “grip and grin” type portrait I really wanted to capture the two of them in their natural stance, which, when you are a dad with a young baby is all about touch, contact and raw emotion.
I spotted the dad engaging with a friend and simply waited for the conversation to move into laughter. Stepped forward and click. Picture in the can and away I went, a happy documentary photographer.
- Camera: Fujifilm X-E2
- Focal Length: 35mm
- Lens: XF35mm F1.4 R
- ISO: 3,200
- Exposure: 1/60th second at f/4
- Flash: Did not fire