I just finished up a commission that I had a ton of fun painting. It’s a surprise holiday gift for a photographer. I was really lucky when approached for the commission because I was allowed to just do whatever. It’s really a great feeling when someone is a fan of your work and entrusts you to make a gift for a loved one. The feeling is really energizing and I believe comes through in the piece.
Here I wanted to capture a war time photographer documenting a column of troops marching off to war. I tried to focus on the photographer with just a hint of what is was that he was taking a picture of. And of course it’s an old style rivet camera and gear.