I’m thinking a lot about portraits at the moment as I am collaborating with other trans-racial adoptees to create portraits that represent us in a way we feel comfortable with our own image. So I’m reviewing other portrait work I have done. The relationship between the sitter and the photographer is so much more than point and shoot. There is a skill to sitting. There is a skill to managing the pose from both sides of the lens. I took each of these photographs for distinct reasons and I can see what I was thinking about when I made the piece. Two were taken as a purely academic exercise, none of them were on the spur of the moment.