Tony Reans, "This is the first in what I'm calling my 'Held Dear Portrait Series.'"
"The idea is that I'l come to my clients with portable photo equipment and take a black and white image of their hands holding something they hold dear, and then a color headshot or "regular" portrait-type photo of them. I'll talk to them to understand why this item is special to them, write a brief statement, and have all three framed together. The black and white will be 16" x 20" and the small photo will be 3.5" x 5", with the text box next to it the same size. I'll sign each one, and attach a certificate of authenticity. Makes a nice gift, too, so I have gift certificates available."