Today I meet Troy!! He is the first feature in my portrait series , “SEEN”
Troy was grooving in the gas station parking lot by my home. He was making his own music and singing into his plastic water bottle. I made a detour into the gas station to say, “Hi” and see if he would model for me for a few photos that I could use for reference to paint from. Being the kind and generous person Troy was he graciously let me snap a few pics of him doing his thing. I asked him about his story, he mentioned he currently was living on the street, but that it was temporary. Troy seemed most intrigued as to why I wanted to take his photo. And that is the basis of my first series on portraits. I feel everyone has a desire to be seen for what is special and unique about them. For Troy it was his care free, fun creative side that first caught my attention. Once, I got a chance to meet him, I was taken with honesty, kindness and his incredible smile. I can’t wait to paint him. Thanks Troy!