I wanted to do a tribute for Antonio Pierre De Almeida as I really rate the guy's personal, profound and edgy style and his development of and through photography in the last few months. His SPs are particularly good. So I grew my beard for about 5 days until I started resemble a little his smouldering latin look. However, I also didn't want him to think I wanted his babies - just that I liked his photography. Ahem! So I mailed him explaining that I'd thought what I'd taken might be too provocative. This was his characteristc response:
"just got it, didn't know you had already taken the picture. We look alike on this picture ;-) it is provocative. Yet I am a provocative photographer. Anyhow, as "photographers" we have to bare the act of thinking a picture, feeling a picture, taking a it and showing it. That is what makes a strong picture, "Integrity" as a whole process, being true to oneself."
That being said you have my answer on wether I would or wouldn't mind it to be a tribute to my photography."
An example of what I mean is this one.