My name is Herman Chow. I was born in Singapore but I am now based in The Netherlands.
As a portrait photographer, I have heard of every excuse you can imagine. And it’s usually coming from a woman, from a mother: “No, no, no, do not photograph me, just photograph my children or someone else.”
What would you do one day if your children and loved ones start looking for pictures of you, and what can they find? Nothing, because most women will hide behind the camera.
Every woman wants to be the best version of herself and wants a beautiful portrait, however, they do not value themselves enough to be photographed.
“One of these days, I’m going to do a photo shoot when I have the time”………we all say that. Months pass………….then years………..nothing happened. Most women have this distorted idea about the way they should look, thus refuse to stand in front of the camera.
I love what Will Smith said in his movie, “Collateral Beauty.”
We are all here to connect —> Love, Death & Time. These 3 things connect every single human being on earth. We all long for love. We wish we had more time, and we fear death. And not many people are comfortable to talk about death.