This is the beginning of the end. This portrait of Alexis Mixter, 35, from Amston, CT represents the first portrait of people with whom I am profoundly close to and have a staggering love and affection for. It is these portraits that will close out this project. Portraits of strangers, shot with distance and the eyes of a newcomer, are now becoming portraits of my closest and dearest friends.
This is so hard...I don't know how to describe, give context to this portrait of my wonderful friend, without getting overly sappy about the whole affair. I can only say this about Alexis: It has been the privileged of my life to know, to be enriched by, to love and be loved by a person whom I respect and admire so much. I am so very proud to know her.
View her work here: http://gonzoaesthetic.tumblr.com/
These last five portraits will be something to see...