Portraits 2019 - 2020 is a body of work consisting of environmental portraits with a commercial focus. The work references a film-still and fashion photography approach featuring contemporary suburban youth as the subject. Similar lighting techniques and various tools and devices such as sun flares and purposeful color palettes are used as tying themes throughout the photographs. The color palette is treated differently in each image, wether it be a specific uniform color palette throughout the image or a contrasting tone to direct the viewer’s eye to the figure. This body of work was created to make a commercial photography portfolio that showcases a range of different styles and ways of photographing. Inspiration for this work is drawn from Richard Avedon’s fashion photography work taken outside of the studio and depicting the model in the midst of an action and from Kelby Reck, whose photographs feature strong color schemes.