With this reflection in mind I decided I wasn't going to necessarily photograph people in their environment instead I wanted to take portraits which would raise them up with a sense of dignity and pride. I wanted to make portraits they would be proud of and people would want to see. I want to show that we are all the same.
This first portrait of Donnie which I'd taken in January is perhaps my favorite photo of 2014. As you can tell from the expression on his face he didn't know what to think when I asked if I could take his portrait. But he came around.
|Donnie January 2014|
|Donnie March 2014|
|Donnie April 2014|
Every time I asked Donnie if I could take his picture his grin got bigger and bigger. Makes me smile a little bigger too! :-)
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