Britta Higgins made this striking portrait of me as part of an exercise in portraiture during her field work in a one on one tutorial. She selected an area in a nearby shopping center that was finished in rough hewn stonework. I stood in a spot where light faded into deep shadow, and I was instructing her in the use of spot metering to "paint a portrait with light and shadow." That is exactly what she does here. Britta's portrait captures my enthusiasm for teaching, which I express through gesture and expression. The colors in this image were significantly altered by the vast contrast between light and shadow in the image. I later converted her image to a light sepia tone, which removes those problematical colors and replaces them with a vintage mood, right out of the old west.