Character Portraits

A character portrait tells a story about a person in a way no other style of portrait can. It takes some thought, planning, and experience to create an image that is timeless.

I photographed my dad with film in 1993 with his first horse at the Fort Dodge Fort Museum. Everything is to period except he is wearing glasses! The Carlson-Richey log home built in 1855 was moved to the museum from the bank of the Des Moines river near Stratford, Iowa.

When digital photography came along, I scanned the medium format negative, added digital painting techniques, and printed a nice 30×40 canvas for my home. The theme is perfect for my southwest decor and the perfect story about my dad!

Categories : Family Portraits

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