"A portrait is any picture of people (or other animals, if you want to push things) that at least partially identifies them in one way or the other. Most of the time, it does this by showing their face" - Steve Biver, FACES.
There's always been a separation between money-making and my personal source of pleasure. It's a pleasure to make a living out of concerts, journalism and food, and then there's the deeper pleasure of doing my portraits. Enjoy.
"But whenever I become absorbed in the beauty of a face, in the excellence of a single feature, I feel I’ve lost what’s really there…been seduced by someone else’s standard of beauty or by the sitter’s own idea of the best in him. That’s not usually the best. So each sitting becomes a contest"
-Richard Avedon, 1980