In choosing to show my portraits I have chosen images which I hope are powerful and evocative in and of themselves even without their captions and their stories. Captions serve as further explanations of the time, places or meanings in their reality and in my artistic vision as photographer photojournalist and representative and conceptual visual artist. My portraits are not necessarily purely documentary or complete information of the subject's physical appearance. In some cases I choose to represent the subject from the rear, indirectly or even with modified focus. I hope to convey a sense of the subject and his milieu, his social environment and his lifestyle.