“Wherever there is light, one can photograph.”
— -Alfred Stieglitz

Photographing another human being should not come easily. Whether the image is created technically or practically with minimal physical effort, the end result should still cost something. If creating a portrait costs nothing then it is worth nothing. When working together to envision and create a portrait there needs to be dialog, passion and an intimate moment of vulnerability from both the artist and the subject — the desire to achieve that mutual goal. A mental, emotional or spiritual connection between artist and subject is where true collaboration flourishes and genuine beauty is found.