I wanted to create an image of myself that shows who I am inside. That displays what I see when I look at myself in my mind's eye.
It's sometimes difficult to reconcile our inner vision with physical reality. Mirrors show us signs of aging, crooked smiles (I have one) and various flaws. No matter...
I took a recent photo and played with it a little. Softening the focus, smoothing out the background. Of course I'm not this good-looking in person; this is an idealized view of myself, not a literal one. I'm striving to capture my spirit.
What would a portrait of you look like if it showed your true spirit?