Photography isn’t about pictures, it’s about people. Even Ansel Adams, whose landscapes are so beloved, said “There are always two people in a picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
Annie Liebovitz, the country’s greatest living portrait photographer, said best what moves me most: “A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” That’s what makes my portraits alive and timeless: seeing each person I photograph with a kind, accepting eye.
Time passes. Children grow. We all age. Those we love pass on. But a portrait saves a moment of life for us to go back to again and again, to look, and remember, and feel the past come alive once more.