– verb: to present oneself insincerely – noun: a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
Lynsey Peterson is not a fan of posed portraits. She is not even a fan of the word. Insincere exaggerated pretense is not how she wants her images to look. She wants honest responses, full-body laughter, and spills of emotion. A posed portrait maybe has a place in this world, but she is banking on my client’s children and her own children wanting to look back at pictures from their childhood and see their real reactions and meaningful expressions. You can’t get that in a pose. But you can get it in a set-up.