Portrait of Elias-2


Elias was originally from Amman, Jordan but had been living in the United States for 45 years and grew up in the United States.

Elias was a wholesale exporter of cosmetic products from Israel as well as from Barcelona, Spain, notably, Royal Moroccan cosmetics and Eryba cosmetics

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Portrait of Angel


Angel was Miss Rosamond of 2017 and was Junior Miss Rosamond in 2015.

Angel was on the Rosamond High School volleyball freshman team and had been Cheer -Captain at Tropico Middle School.

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Portrait of Rusty


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Rusty said he got his tattoos all over the world. Each tattoos had a different story, some about rock bands, some were biblical in nature. Rusty traveled and received his tattoos wherever he went.

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Portrait of Bella


Bella was 15 months old and had one older and one younger sibling. She interacted with them wonderfully. She loved food, music and liked the TV show Baby First.

“She’s a good little girl,” her father said, “kind of like my first. They’re really close of age.”

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Portrait of Chris-2


Chris was a student at Antelope Valley College majoring in Business Administration. He wanted to become a CEO of a corporation someday and was planning to go for an  Master of Business Administration (MBA) but wasn’t sure exactly where, “probably somewhere in LA,” he remarked.

Chris’s favorite discipline in business was both corporate finance and any kind of finance. He liked doing analysis.

Chris was originally from Charleston, South Carolina, USA and moved to Antelope Valley after he graduated from high school because, “…I felt there were better opportunities. South Carolina is not well-known for Corporate America.”

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Portrait of Ana


When I asked Anna if I could make her portrait, she immediately consented. I found a nice wall by which I wanted her to position herself, and she immediately posed. I got this portrait in one shot. It was TOO easy to take her portrait. That’s because Anna was a retired model.

After her modeling career, Ana had worked at Antelope Valley Hospital, Lancaster, California, USA, specifically in retail materials management: she ordered supplies. Ana was a mother, and a grandmother of three.

At 74 years old, Ana was a cancer survivor, and it was a year since her remission when we met. “I’ve been blessed and he’s been my savior and a lot of us have to go through this and we don’t realize it till we’re there. But I’m here. So God has blessed me.”

Ana was Catholic but also went to other churches. Her daughter was a Christian and Ana often went with her daughter to her daughter’s church. Ana also attended a Greek Orthodox church. “That’s because I believe that God is everywhere.  It’s just a building,” she said, referring going to any church.

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Portrait of Kevin-2


In this portrait, Kevin was holding a demo of  the 335 Black Series of the Lancaster Solar | SunPower™ by Energy Plus Solar. Kevin had been working for them for almost three years and was the director of marketing in Antelope Valley. In his words, that meant, “I am in charge of filling the funnel when it comes to capturing raw leads and then converting them into deployments so that our sales reps could sell them.”

Kevin was originally from Santa Clarita, California, USA, but he graduated from Palmdale High School and then went to University of California, Santa Cruz. Kevin loved what he did and “wouldn’t want to change it for the world.”

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Portrait of Bree


Just before I took this picture of Bree, she had participated in a pie eating contest, “I got cherry because cherry is my favorite. Whoever finished first won and I was the one who finished first. Nobody could believe that a girl in uniform would win. That’s because people in uniform are usually fancy, and I’m really not…”

The uniform Bree wears in the picture was for flag team. Flag team performed dance movements coordinated with flag waving. Bree explained what flag team entailed, “We go with advanced band a lot. I tried out for the team and I made the team and that’s a lot of fun. We got to perform today.”

Bree also played soccer and coached soccer. She was in advanced band and participated in ballroom dancing.

 

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Portrait of Doug


Doug was a sign writer who owned a sign shop called The Sign Shop of Lancaster, California, USA.

“I was hungry one day and I was in a bar and they needed a sign and then the next day I made them a sign and then it grew. But now that it’s digital, nobody wants me to paint signs anymore,” he explained.

Doug was originally from Santa Monica, California, and cheap housing brought him to Antelope Valley.

Doug can be found on Facebook at The Sign Shop.

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Portrait of Melody


Melody was two years old she liked dinosaurs, dirt and Disney princesses, especially Sofia and Elena.

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Happy birthday, baby girl!!

 

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