Here is a batch of people portraits I captured in 1999, this was the beginning and how I started in photographing people. At first I had no idea how to approach people and what was correct and what wasn’t, but today I think I break all the rules anyway.

I took this picture when was visiting my future wife at her sisters house and this is probably my first official portrait for me. Of course a kid was my first portrait because kids are so easy to approach.

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Here is another easy portrait of my father, but in this picture he would rather be on my side of the camera and this is typical of him.

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Here I asked my Mom to look out the kitchen window for me, than I took the picture. This is one of the most emotional portraits for me because it was taken just before she lost her hair for the first time due to cancer and it sucks to think about all that she has endured after. My Mom is super strong and she kicked cancers ass.
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Camping trip in the mountains with my future wifey.

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This picture is of a friend from college and my roommate who’s hair was incredibly important to him at the time, so that’s why I decided to split this picture 50/50 between the hair and face.

 

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Meet Ken, he’s a really great guitar player and he asked me to take a series of artist portraits for him. I don’t know what happened to him, but I wish I could hear him play again.

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Another Denver local artist Sotero Burciaga, incredibly talented pencil artist; his work is so detailed.

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Here is my future wife again, she told me the other day that she was mad at me in this photo because she was sick of all the pictures I took of her. She still gets mad at me because I haven’t stopped taking pictures of her. I love this photo though.

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My cousin Peter Walder, this picture was taken on our road trip through Mexico, just south of Brownsville.

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This last portrait of my mom I took after she recovered from chemo and her hair has started to grow back, but little did we know she would be undergoing another set of chemo in a few years.

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I used to be into B&W photography hard core and I wanted to have nothing to do with color, but thanks to my buddy Scott Houck I’ve gone double rainbows.