As a friend – an Anglican priest – would tell me years later, “You were never not a Catholic, Rick.” Point taken. (…)
Most of these images sat unprinted for years, and I don’t think I looked at the slides again until I scanned them this week. But I took the portrait of Mary at the top of this post in and out of my portfolio for years, unsure about what clients would think and, even more, what it was saying. I should have been more confident; I still think it’s one of the best portraits I ever made.