An athlete’s portrait can take on unusual shapes!

Gonçalo Barriga - Sofia

For one of the most recent sessions of my ongoing project of athlete’s portraits, I invited Sofia who, among many other things, is a fanatical kitesurfer.

We were still warming up, you know: “so this is what were going to do today”, when she pulls off this twist that turns her poncho into a big black disk! A few takes later, to adjust leg position, facial expression and the shape of the disk and we had what ended up being my favorite shot of the whole session!

Sure, it has nothing to do with kitesurf, but it has everything to do with Sofia...