Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of a portrait session with the amazing photographer Brian Kelly. Brian is known for his beautiful photographs of such luminaries as John Waters, Tony Benton and Whoopi Goldberg. Brian signature style up to this point has been to place his subjects into an architectural environment that adds heft and context to their personality.
In his new project, Dudes In Suits, he is setting that convention aside in order to use the barest minimum of studio props and perfect lighting to create a whole new type of Brian Kelly portrait. In these shots you get a paring down to the barest essentials which just may take Brian into the most potent work of his career. I think it is the mark of a true artist to keep "leaving home" in order to be able to discover new territories that allows for the continual unfolding of the artists potential. Picasso would be a wonderful example of this.