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Early in my career I had, for a number of years, the great honor of assisting Yousuf Karsh, one of the most important portraitist of the 20th Century.  I learned much from him but  most importanly was that the sitter needs to feel at ease during the process.  He would visit with his sitter, getting to know them before ever taking a photograph... all the while observing mannerisms and gestures.  During the session he could then recognize when his subject was forcing an expression or gesture and conversely recognize honest moments.  

It is important that the final photograph says more about the subject than the photographer.

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Paul Newman - Actor

Paul Newman - Actor

David Dundara - Actor

David Dundara - Actor

Rod McCray - Actor

Rod McCray - Actor

Audrey White - Artist

Audrey White - Artist

Brian Setzer - Musician

Brian Setzer - Musician

Cindy Wilber - Realtor

Cindy Wilber - Realtor

Spike Lee - Film Director

Spike Lee - Film Director

Erin Condit - Business Consultant

Erin Condit - Business Consultant

Stacey Barbini, Producer

Stacey Barbini, Producer

Cai Emmons - Novelist

Cai Emmons - Novelist

Mia Sara - Actress

Mia Sara - Actress

Jack DeJohnette - Musician/Composer

Jack DeJohnette - Musician/Composer

Harvie S - Musician/Composer

Harvie S - Musician/Composer

Star Anna - Singer/Composer

Star Anna - Singer/Composer

Star Anna - Singer/Composer

Star Anna - Singer/Composer

Garey Williams - Musician

Garey Williams - Musician

Roy Spungin - Black Belt

Roy Spungin - Black Belt

Eric Kater - Writer/Artist

Eric Kater - Writer/Artist

A-One - Graffiti Artist

A-One - Graffiti Artist

Martin Wong & Peter Broda - Artist & Gallery Owner

Martin Wong & Peter Broda - Artist & Gallery Owner