Photography Portfolio of Kevin Landwer-Johan

Outdoor Studio

Outdoor Portrait Studio Portfolio Photos

I love to photograph portraits using natural light. American photographer Irving Penn is a major inspiration for this. I read his book, Worlds In A Small Room. In it Penn writes about his experiences photographing portraits in all manner of exotic locations. He also shares how he created an outdoor, natural light studio. I decided to build my own portable outdoor studio to take with me to the villages I visit in northern Thailand.

I love being able to photograph people as they remain in their comfort zone. In their villages.  I cannot imagine any of these people would be at home in a regular photography studio. Setting up a background and means to control the lighting, which is all natural, allows me to capture more relaxed portraits.

In recent years I have incorporated the use of my outdoor studio into some of the photography workshops I run. You can learn more about these here.