I love the change from skin darkened from sun exposure to his shoulders protected by the sun from many days working outside.
Shoulders protected by a shirt over many hard days in direct sun, yet shown here in the confidence of his home, is analogous with what I want to accomplish with my latest portraits. I strive to strip away the protective layer of a persons public persona and get to the heart of their genuine, sincere and truthful personality. Who are they if I wasn’t here looking at them? I think we are all different people when we are alone with our own thoughts, a personality kept close to heart and never show beyond closed doors. Patrick is a bit of an easier subject for this as he tends to have his true emotions proudly displayed at all times.