I am not someone who looks to make portraits but at times it is simply difficult to resist. When confronted with a face/faces that tell stories I try and step up and make the image. Here are two from the past few years.
The couple is from a trip to Ireland. We were navigating this small back road looking for landscapes and they suddenly appeared. The road was barely wide enough for the car and they were out walking the dog. The couple stopped to tell us the road was a dead end and my reply was ‘can I take your picture’. Obviously they agreed.
The one below was made on Vashon Island just outside Seattle. A group of us were there for a 60th birthday celebration and ended up at the local flea market. Needless to say when I saw this woman I immediately asked for a portrait. Her expressive face has many many stories to tell.
Road report: In Chicago today after two shows. Tomorrow we are off to Grand Rapids.
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