I love photographing portraits. They are a delicious paradox of who someone is and who someone is not. Context is just as important as the subject. The actions and props hide things and reveal things at the same time. When shooting portraits, I seek and luxuriate in great light. And, I hunt for in-between-moments where the subject's awareness of the camera (and of me) is forgotten. I try to capture people both as they know themselves to be and as I see them. I find the tension between these two concepts to be captivating.
This is Honi. In the morning. In the lobby of The Society Hotel. In the heart of Portland's Old Chinatown. Sipping a latte. Eating morsels of a dark chocolate dipped coconut macaroon with a spoon. Yup. This is Honi. Being herself.