I have been asked frequently if I do portraits. I do. I have to scan in my old negatives to post pictures of my portrait work. I work very informally when I do portraits, candids basically. I like to get to know the people I'm taking pictures of. My mother doesn't like having her picture taken. I wanted a portrait that captured her in a way that she would be happy with. These pictures are framed in a grouping in my house. It captures my mother doing something she loves and enjoys and something all of us associate with her. i took these one day two years ago when we were sitting out in the backyard. She was working on a needlepoint and I was playing with a new lens.