Several times a year, Portland-based photographer Duncan Davidson is called upon by TED to shoot portraits of the notable speakers while they’re giving their presentations. Some months ago, Davidson himself stepped onto the stage and gave a talk at TEDxBeaconStreet about finding things to photograph right before your eyes.
“Light, details, and gesture are the building blocks I use to create my images for the TED stage, my work in the field, and even simply using my iPhone when walking about town,” Davidson writes.
P.S. Back in 2012, Davidson also gave a TED audition talk on why we hate seeing photos of ourselves.