Day 75 of Project Portrait. Next up we have Damian Mitchell – another member of The Hatch London. Damian works with Andrew Ibbotson and Matt Verity at TrueView. Recently I’ve been starting to explore the idea that when I photograph people I’m saying just as much about myself as I am the people I take pictures of. With Damian that idea feels stronger than ever. Damian is actually a very warm and lovely person to have around in the office. He’s also a big fan of Roux and spends a significant part of his day playing with him. But with this image what came out was a very different picture. It’s dark, it’s moody, it’s heavy with detail. I had pictures of Damian smiling, but for some reason I wanted to bring out a different side of the character I saw. One of the biggest lessons I’ve been taught recently is don’t take photos OF people, take pictures ABOUT people. In this instance I appear to have taken a picture about me.