John Cooper

I have been a full-time photographer for twenty years, specialising in portraiture both in my Glasgow studio and on location.

The subject of this portrait is Martin, an actor. The location provides context and atmosphere without drawing attention away from the subject. Martin’s eye contact with the lens and his body language are engaging and direct. This is one of several set-ups we photographed that day. The others were very dramatic, high-impact images, but this one has a simplicity, calmness and honesty about it, which I think says more about him.

SPA 2017 Exhibition, Martin, 40 x 40 cm (framed), Digital / giclée print, Not for sale