Recently I blogged about a new project that I am starting called $2 portraits. The idea is that I will offer $2 to anyone who asks me for money from now on in exchange for their portrait.
I met Richard last night around 11:30pm or so around the Pioneer Square area in Seattle. Richard asked me for 60 some odd cents. I told Richard about my $2 Portrait project and asked him if I could take his portrait for $2, he quickly agreed.
Richard is orignially from Missouri. He has two kids, a son and a daughter both grown now.
Update: Some people have asked me if it would be ok if they start their own version of this project as well. I think that is great and believe that frequently the best projects become collaborative. With that in mind I've created a new $2 Portraits group on Flickr. If you'd to, feel free to join the group and post your own $2 portraits there.