Meiko Takechi Arquillos on How Great Portraits Are Made

April 1, 2014

By David Walker

© Meiko Takechi Arquillos

The Guardian's picture editor didn't want a typical cute kid portrait, "and I was so grateful," says Meiko Takechi Arquillos. To prepare for the shoot, she thought of scenarios that would have appealed to her as a kid.

Meiko Takechi Arquillos says that no matter whom she’s photographing, “there is a story to be told,” and she sees it as her job to find that story, and translate it into a portrait that viewers immediately relate to.  “I originally started out taking pictures of kids because it was easy for me to connect with them,” she says. “I love...

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