To me, taking a person's portrait is getting to know them. To be able to see through what they want you to believe and get what lies inside. Capturing human emotion and personality makes the shot special.
I find beauty in things natural. This are not always primped and polished. Capturing that without the subject knowing.
" A good portrait is incredibly hard to create, there is too much temptation to pander to the individual rather than portray them as they really were."