I was challenged to make one of these ideas a reality. I took the challenge and I am glad that my friend Kristy Jo was up to help me realize the vision I had of her.
Most of my portraits include the surroundings to give you a sense of place of where I took it. I don't tend to get close to the face until now. I am starting to move in closer to get a more intimate look at each subject.
When I take a portrait of someone, I am open to let things happen naturally. She turned the guitar around and hugged it and it turned out to be my favorite of the bunch. Although I wanted the image I drew out to be serious, the one that seemed to bring out her personality is the one with the smile in it and by chance, her "smile" lyric happened to be in the background.
I look forward to get more images out of my brain...