Tyree and Axel's Story

April 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

By Tyree, Axel & Chad ~ 2012

Coeur d’ Alene, ID

 

Spokane, WashingtonSpokane, Washington

When you have an interesting wooden chair in a photograph, it enhances the beauty of the portrait.

 

I spied a cute children’s rocking chair at a Hayden Lake moving sale in 2002. The woman wanted more money than I had in my pocket, so we struck up a deal where I would get the chair in exchange for making her a beautifully retouched and finished portrait.

 

I gave her my business card, but she never called me back. I failed to get her phone number, so I always had this nagging debt in my heart needing to be paid.

 

Ten years went by, and as a last resort, I returned to the woman’s former home. To my surprise, the new owner was able to locate the woman’s phone number and I called her.

 

She was astonished that I had tracked her down so I could complete our former transaction. She no longer wanted a portrait of herself, but she had a friend with a young child she dearly loved. She wondered if I would create a portrait of them instead.

 

I called Tyree and set up a session and  we created this tender mother-son portrait.

 


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