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"Illuminations: Portraits from the Interior” are created for clients who want to participate in the process of finding pictorial expression for an aspect of their lives – an experience, a relationship, a transition. The process begins with an interactive exchange to generate the kernel of an image, often using a vehicle such as a poem or drawing, a gesture or phrase. Guided by this beginning, I photograph the clients and gather other pictorial elements, bringing them together in the digital realm, and weaving the strands into an image. I usually present a picture in progress to the client for feedback, to refine the sense of the idea. Finally, the image crystallizes into a visual constellation holding and reflecting the experience and contribution of the client, transformed by my sensibilities as an artist

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