Not about vanity
This series of portraits is NOT about beauty. They are NOT about vanity or nourishing an ego. They are NOT about an exact likeness or an “Ode” to. They are images of at risk, marginalized, creative, thought provoking, eccentric, challenging and sometimes difficult people who have all impacted me in some significant way. Each image gains value as the years pass and serve as a moment frozen in time where the subject will not age, wither or die. Even when they are gone, they are not lost. I am always reminded of their contributions to my life. They help define who I am.