PEOPLE I HAVE KNOWN
In 2014, I returned to Melbourne after living away for five years. I wanted to reconnect with my love of portraiture as well as with the people in my life. So I set myself the challenge of taking one portrait each week, for a year, which I originally published as a blog. Using available light, I photographed friends, family, strangers and myself in familiar contexts. People I Have Known is a personal record of this transient and unsettling period.
A portrait cannot capture someone in their entirety- we are far too complex for that. But I believe portraits can capture a facet of someone- a fleeting glimpse into their world, an interaction between photographer and sitter, a moment in time, never to be repeated. Ultimately, these portraits were an excuse to approach people- and to know them- if only for a moment.
This is a selection of the photos- to see the original blog, please visit: http://krystalseigerman.tumblr.com/