I’m working on a portrait of Roshi (Robert Aitken). On his 91st birthday I took a photo of him before lunch. The lighting in the zendo is very bad and it’s almost impossible to get a good shot without artificial light.
I’m taking a class from David Julian and was inspired to do a composite to make a better portrait. I added a stone background so to give the appearance of a mountain cave. At his right shoulder is Kwan Yin. I took a photo of a painting in his residence and manipulated it. Inscribed in the rock is the Heart Sutra.