How to Get the Best from Portrait Subjects: Frances F. Denny

November 20, 2015

By David Walker


Clancy McCarty, a staffer at the charity Every Mother Counts, photographed for the online magazine TheMDash. When photographing subjects, Frances F. Denny says, “Laughter is so important to break the ice.” 

In addition to her fine-art work, Frances F. Denny shoots editorial and commercial assignments, specializing in evocative and empowering portraits of women. As an undergraduate, Denny studied the representations of women in art and literature, and what she learned informs her depictions of women. “I think of my subjects as individuals. I try not to push them into cookie-cutter poses,...

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