Yes, I do shoot people. I actually love to shoot humans. I didn’t choose florals or still life because it’s easier. It’s not easier at all.
I’m not shooting portraits mostly because I hate the sales pitch, and the prints and derivative products pushing. Emails twice a day to check if the gallery is up, deadlines.
In fact, I hate constraints, of all sorts. I like to think I’m a free spirit but the truth is maybe I’m more of a rebel. Authority gives me a hard time. Especially in my creative work where my process takes some time. I would never have made it in the army. I’m not much of a “yes sir”, “no sir”, “right away sir” woman. So, portraiture probably consists in less than 20% of my work. I could use models, but then I’d need releases. Models would want copies for their portfolios, make-up artist would want some too. Hassle. Too much time spent not creating. Don’t like it.