Photography Column - National Geographic Traveller

“You need to be at peace in order to take a good photograph.” Those were the words of Leica photographer Mathias Heng, talking over a boisterous crowd in a barbershop in Little India, Singapore. His words didn’t resonate with me at the time, as I was busy trying to frame-up an annoyed looking customer mid-shave. As I think back to that day, however, I realise the significance of that advice: there’s undoubtedly an important dynamic between personal calm and powerful portrait photography...

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