In the process of organizing my photo collection (400,000+!) I came across some of my first portrait sessions. This happens to be of a girl named Ellie and is one of my favorite portraits. I was shooting film in those days and then developing it in my makeshift darkroom. Once the negatives were ready, I used a high resolution film scanner and Photoshop to process the pictures.
Ellie was very relaxed and comfortable. I wasn’t because I really didn’t know anything about taking portraits. I thank her for this photo, which was taken in a doorway of an old barn north of Watertown.