“Visual Biographies” by Baudouin

© Baudouin

Most portraits focus exclusively in portraying the subject in ways that the surrounding context of the image only serves as visual decor to make the picture more compelling. Baudouin, a French photographer, takes a different approach. He views the context, their possessions, as a defining part of his subjects, so that the portrait is not just about the person but about their personalities so defined by their personal goods and places. That expanded view of the portrait presents the pictures as visual biographies of the subject.

© Baudouin