This is my best friend, Luci. Before moving to Portland, I spent three years living with her in Northampton, Massachusetts. Three lovely years with a lovely girl who I am so lucky to have in my life. Needless to say, being away from her hasn't been easy. I totally took seeing her every day for granted! While I was back in Mass for the holidays, I got to spend a few days with her and it made my heart happy.
She has always been one of my favorite people to photograph. Now that I have a new camera, and now that she has been writing and performing her own music, we agreed it was time to take some photos for her future album!
I don't photograph people very often (though as a travel/culture photojournalist, I will be doing a lot more of it), so these shots were great practice for me.
Here she is, the lovely Luci. You can check out her music on Facebook.