I picked up a camera in 2008, and I laid my mother to rest in 2010. Guess what I never got around to? Thats right: I never created a real portrait of her before we said goodbye.
Back then, I knew I wanted to be a portrait photographer. I was starved for subjects. And after 12 years of fighting leukemia, I knew she was on borrowed time.
There was no reason not to do it, except one: Avoiding the portrait meant avoiding the inevitable.
I didnt want to admit the clock... more