“ We all perform. It’s what we do for each other all the time, deliberately or unintentionally. It’s a way of telling about ourselves in the hope of being recognized as what we’d like to be.” -Richard Avedon
As a portrait photographer, I always try to find and show something true about the person I photograph, which is behind his “performance.” I don’t have any special routine or technique to find it… we just talk and try things, which I hope might bring us there, until, eventually, it just happens. I want to say thank you to all the Dawson teachers who have helped me grow as a photographer. I would like to extend a special thank you to Valerie Simmons, my portfolio adviser. I am already starting to miss Dawson.