By Scott Shephard
The last three posts were of South Dakota's most famous "great faces." But here's another great face, this time of oldest son Brian, who was posing for a passport photo in April, 2003. This was done in preparation for his year in Japan.
I wouldn't normally think of a passport photo as a portrait given that I think a portrait attempts to capture something more than a likeness, which is all a passport requires.
But there is something more here. Brian's relaxed confidence says something about who he is at this time in his life. And I also think it says something about his relationship with me, both as the photographer and his father.
I suspect that the love and respect I have for Brian affects what I see when I look at this photo. You may just see a likeness. Such is the nature of art: what we see and how we see it is always colored by our own experiences and sensibilities.
Canon 5D 1/125s f/11.0 ISO200 44mm