Most of the time I get asked, "Why do you want to take my picture?". Usually my answer is to update my portfolio and so the person can have some nice pictures of them self...while at times that's true, most of the time the honest truth would sound plain weird. The reason I photograph the people that I do is because I believe in what they are trying to achieve or what they have achieved. I respect art and the people behind it and I admire people's passion to their craft. These people deserve to be acknowledged as individuals and I would like to highlight them in our society. So, "Why do I want to take your photograph?" Because I believe in you and your work.
Speaking of, here is an example of one of those people!
I had the chance to photograph Goonies, a tattoo artist out of Old Towne Tattoo Parlor in Orange, CA and a singer/guitarist for Beatrix Kiddo. A bit shy at times but fun once you get to know her. Check out her work and her band! Support your local artist/band!