This is portrait of a young Blackfeet maiden from an Edward Curtis photo. I loved the unguarded look on her face and the naturalness of her pose. I wanted to make her real and relevant, not just an old black and white photo.
This a portrait of a Native American woman with a baby on a cradleboard taking shelter from the sun. I loved the play of the warm light against the cooler shade. I wanted to convey the feeling of extreme warmth in the Arizona afternoon.