Sunday, July 31, 2011

can i take your portrait?

After years of battling my shyness and losing, finally there was a face so etched with experience, so wonderfully lit, and with such kind eyes, that i had to get over myself and ask the hard question: can i take your portrait?


His name is Lawrence, he lives on a wagon, he has a shih tzu. It's not the first time someone asked to take his picture; he was in the Guardian, in an article on people with alternative lifestyles. But it was my first time asking a total stranger to sit for me -or remain seated, as the case was.

Thank you, Lawrence. You made a difficult thing very easy.

1 comment:

SeBiArt said...

I sooooo understand - I have the same crippling issue. Bravo to you - and Lawrence. Really good portrait.