PORTRAYALS PORTRAYALS is a selection of favourite portraits I’ve taken, some stylized, some snapped. I tend not to specialize, but my passion is portrait photography where one can spend a very intimate but brief relationship with someone who is, more often than not, a total stranger. When I prepare to make a portrait, I have a rough mental image of the result and then plan accordingly. Through the choice of location and the use of lighting and sometimes props, I try to create a narrative around my subject. Although the staging can be controlled, the liaison is sometimes unpredictable, often collaborative, always challenging. The challenge to tell a story. Jac de Villiers Self portrait at The Long Street Swimming Pool ~ Elle Deco magazine