He is a local legend and designer who creates art with amazing vision and beauty. We wanted his personality to show in this portrait, so we determined to use the clothing that told his story along with the octopus ring, large pieces of jewelry, scarf over the shoulder and shoes from China (no left or right, just completely uncomfortable).
Of course, it had to be black and white. No other medium would do.
OUR UPCOMING BLACK AND WHITE MENTORSHIP JOURNEY...STARTING THIS SEPTMEBER 2020!
Are you ready to learn all about fine art black and white portraiture, from marketing to posing and lighting along with post-processing tips from a master of fine art black and white portraiture. Then come join us for our next Black and White Mentorship Journey.
In our annual Black and White Mentorship Journey, we give you the tools to be a print artist so that you get the best from your lab. For the few who want to print their own work, we teach you how to be a print maker during the final half day as we print a selected image from our session created during the Retreat.
It's like seeing the image appear from blank paper when we printed in the darkroom-it's MAGICAL!
Once you register, you will be placed on our list for the next journey, starting September 2020. Don't wait another year!
A hero is one who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of courage and strength.
These boys are mom's heroes (although they may say she is their hero). None of these boys were supposed to be here as they were NICU babies and then given up until Momma Michelle adopted/rescued them.
When she told us the idea of having them wear superhero t-shirts, we were not sure where this session was going...
Here's the rest of this amazing story.
I notice what others pass by. I have learned to patiently watch, to wait and to see the story unfold. I am a storyteller!
Hands of Time
This is a special portrait of my (Bev's) father that represents his life of working with his hands. Highlighting his hands rather than including his face and body beautifully represents his story of a life of servanthood, always helping others.
As a young sailor, he was involved in the invasion of Normandy. I can imagine his fingers racing to send Morse code messages to the other ships as he helped coordinate their approach.
Even in his 80's, he could still do Morse code, tapping out the letters on the kitchen table.