In his portraits, Humm captures the essence of his subject by freezing a “Moment”. His subjects are asked to gesture and express themselves in a way that is typical for them. To achieve that Humm engages his subject in long and private conversations. He collaborates with his partner Daniele Mah, a professional photographer who documents these personal moments. Humm starts with a photo followed by another sitting to ensure a truly intimate representation.
The portraits are oil on canvass 50x70cm. They feature the head and arms/hands of the subject. The rest of the body blends into the background which is a consistent characteristic across all the portraits in a fresh and contemporary pastell colours.