My main objective is to get closer to the person that is the subject of my portrait.

The image I strive for is the one that shows the best feature or representation hiding behind the face that has been photographed.

This is why I believe it is essential for the photographer and the subject to have had some previous contact or discussion. Without this, it would be almost impossible to reflect in the picture the unique traits and characteristics that define the subject and enable me to produce a unique portrait of them.