jeff the painter asked me to take a quick headshot of him while he was over having some of his paintings photographed. it was done with a white background, in a matter of a few minutes. this wasn't the image he choice to use, but i really enjoyed the simple documentary truth this image has. being formally trained in photography, working in a digital age, i often struggle between the document and the "piece". i'm 50% purist and 50% do whatever i want... this image speaks well of that.