Sunday, September 25, 2011


Q. What is in a face?    A. Nearly everything we are.

Over the past couple years I have been increasingly drawn to the portrait and I am coming to the realization that it is one of the hardest things I have ever photographed.  The topographical make up of the face adds to the complexity of the shooting choices.  The same face and pose can go from evil to angelic depending on lighting and color of the environment... So shooting requires so many considerations based upon who you are shooting... their personality and character are key to getting the image correctly reflecting the person you are photographing.   I have always spent time getting to know who I am shooting, its been an important aspect of my craft and I believe I have done a good job... As I enter the final third of my life these moments between photographer and model are so much more important to me... A relevant and meaningful connection to people has turned from simple photographer requirement to a new found joy in my life.  I have gotten to know some amazing people who's story has expanded my mind, my way of thinking/living, my life.  An experience that I hope is equally shared by all.  Tonights post features my good friend Curtis... A truly amazing person.

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