Remember Steve McCurry’s famous portrait of the ‘Afghan girl’ on the cover of National Geographic?Her haunting expression made that photograph one of the most iconic of the 20th century. It’s also one of the best examples of how great portrait photography can capture the spirit of a place more than a conventional landscape or environment shot.Whenever I’m on assignment or traveling to a new destination, I’m always looking for spontaneous portraits of local people to bring the feeling of the…

Remember Steve McCurry’s famous portrait of the ‘Afghan girl’ on the cover of National Geographic?Her haunting expression made that photograph one of the most iconic of the 20th century. It’s also one of the best examples of how great portrait photography can capture the spirit of a place more than a conventional landscape or environment shot.Whenever I’m on assignment or traveling to a new destination, I’m always looking for spontaneous portraits of local people to bring the feeling of the…

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