Richard Mahar - FACE STUDY

My dad of all things was difficult to get a real smile out of. He was very serious yet goofy at the same time for the shoot. Most of my other tricks weren’t working too well so I had to adapt to my surroundings. That’s when I decided to see what would happen if he manually started moving his cheeks. Success! He opened up and gave me one of my favorite smiles from his session. I love this bottom photo so much because it’s care free and in the moment. For a brief second the viewer is lost in the pure joy of my fathers smile.

Doing some of my relaxing exercises!