The idea of having BJ taking some portrait pictures started just out of a conversation during a party. BJ is a dear friend of mine and we see each other every couple of weeks. He treats his beard like gold, giving him a very cool and personal look. While talking about photography we thought about shooting some studio portrait pictures highlighting his face, his beard in some kind of cool, serious and mysterious look. All in black ad white.
For having being his first experience as model, BJ did a very good job and we pulled some nice photos out of the shooting session. We did not use any complex lighting nor make-up or special clothes. It is in the simplicity and spontaneity of the photos that lye their charm.
See a selection of BJ pictures here http://fabriziophotos.com/portfolio/bart-jan-moods-black-white/