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A human being is part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affections for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. 

Albert Einstein



Portraits

Commissioned and personal
B&W film, various formats


Making portraits on film is still my favorite thing to do. I take commissions selectively, preferring to work with those who don’t already have something specific in mind and are happy to let my style come through. No weddings.