Toby Harvard Captures Subjects in a Unique and Expressionistic Way

By: Riley von Niessen - Oct 6, 2016
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Toby Harvard, a professional photographer, is celebrated for his use of unconventional lighting, which he implements in much of his portraiture.

While he also shows an interest in urban landscapes, nature and wildlife, his body of work is held together with a surreal filter that stays consistent. For the majority of his portraits, he focuses in on the profiles and backs of his subjects, allowing him to use the neon lights to his advantage and bring a dark and moody element to the scenes.

With this, he generates expressionistic imagery that speaks to the emotions of his subjects, as well as their state of being. In doing so, he allows his viewers to delve into another's personal moments as they see them in situations that are made to look like they're completely alone.