When considering this portrait project, I drew from Richard Avedon's photographing process, with a plain white background and studio atmosphere. I knew the subjects, and knew what expression or emotion I perceived as their generalized personality. Thus, in order to make people most comfortable in front of the camera, I had them wear their favorite shirts and had a full 30+ minute conversation of varied seriousness with each subject in order to capture what I wanted. One of the questions I asked each person was what their favorite color was, and from that, in the editing process, I created a color scheme for each person that I thought went with who they were.
The presentation was in a room I created with white walls, a circular-type room which I put each printed 20"x30" portrait up at eye level in. I opened one of the walls to let the audience in (the people in the photographs), and closed it behind them. This way, they could see themselves in a gallery setting, through the eyes of another in the most obvious way.