‘Nomad Portrait’ is one of Nomad Studio’s many projects.
It’s objective is to bring back the value of the classic figure of the travelling photographer that went from village to village, fair to fair, making portraits of those who he met along the way, interested in making memories, for himself or others.
We want to recover a lost craft that has vanished under the imposition of the “selfie” phenomenon, making it so apparently easy and accessible to take pictures that no one considers the opportunity to have a photographic studio session anymore in order to have a truly good and quality portrait.
Inspired by the great masters of photography that used portable studios for their anthropologic bodies of work, like pioneer Edward S. Curtis, with his work about Native American tribes, or Irving Penn with his portrait series set in Morocco, Peru and Mexico, or Richard Avedon, with his series “In The American West”, we use the exterior of our RV and set it up as a photography studio.
All of this gives us the opportunity to travel and keep moving and at the same time come close to people in their own communities in order to be able to take their portraits.
Richard Avedon in “In American West”.
Irving Penn in Nepal.