"Portrait" By Kerry M.

"My original proposal was for a white-on-white photo, which still interests me, but i could never find lighting that really worked with my intended subjects. So, on an expedition to Woodstock to meet my NYSSMA accompanist, I stopped to pick up a crazy hat for my friend's birthday. My mom was being silly with the hat, which is odd; the photo actually looks quite the opposite. The beautiful sunlight created a soft, glowing effect around the edges of the frame, and i liked the way it added interest to the photo. You can't tell, but the straw hat is actually a rainbow!"