Lost: A Narrative Character Portrait by Savannah Carroll-Muñoz (2015)
The character is a teenage boy who loves to read mystery novels. The story is about a time when he must come out of his shell to return a book to a girl he wouldn't usually have been confident enough to talk to. This photograph captures my characters timid curiosity as he tries to solve a real life mystery.
I originally wanted to shoot in full color, but with a black background to make my character seem more mysterious. Because of an unfortunate malfunction with the lights and studio, I wasn't able to get the look I was going for. Instead of becoming frustrated with the equipment, I resolved this problem by shooting in noir. Unlike the equipment, my model was perfect and was able to convey the emotion of my character really well.