This was one of the few occasions when I’ve asked someone if I could take their picture. I generally avoid taking pictures of people, and when I do I usually do it without their knowledge as I don’t like the look that I get when people know they are being photographed. In this case, however, I asked his permission and he was kind enough to give it.
I like the eyes. So soulful. He didn’t look the way I thought a Native American would look, so I’m unsure of whether or not he was Native American himself. I suppose he might have been of Native American extraction or merely someone with an interest in Native Americans. Whicheve it was I like this portrait.