I just got back from an incredible trip to Canada, where I photographed the Archbishop of Quebec, Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, at the Notre-Dame Basilica Cathedral.
A lot of things went through my mind as I prepared for how I was going to create his portrait. Fellow Cameracraftsmen Greg Daniel, Michael Thompson and Bob Stewart accompanied me. Upon arriving, we were ushered into a waiting room. As we sat quietly waiting, we suddenly could hear someone's shoes clacking loudly on the steps as he came dashing down to greet us. He was a warm, very pleasant and personable human being. We spent time chatting, and then he took us up to the portrait room, where the portraits of every archbishop have hung since the beginning of the diocese. I spent about two hours getting to know him and working with him in different locations. What a wonderful experience!
Here is a video that shares the amazing experience that I had working with him. It ends with the image that has been chosen for the final painting.
As we move forward finishing the painting, we will share it with you. I hope you enjoy.