My approach to a portrait is fairly static in terms of execution. But what I hope to accomplish or emphasize changes with every project. With this project, I wanted to bring out the drama of sharp contrast between light and dark, to an even greater extent than is reflected by the reference picture. At the same time, I wanted to accurately capture the image of the subject, the intensity of her expression and the general qualities I know to be possessed by the subject. Depth, solemnity, honesty, substance, intelligence, toughness,
determination, beauty. I could be a bit biased in this assessment – the subject is my daughter Holly – probably my favorite person in the world. I really like her.