Deciding to take on a commission piece for a family requires a different approach from what I might usually take. First, most all of the images will need to come from the family or I may gather them from social media sights. The main hurdle will be to determine an image that will serve as the primary image that overlays all of the smaller images. One that will be striking and will serve to allow the smaller images to come through and not distort or hide the many important images that encapsulates their life. Sometimes, depending on the large image, I may insert some "filler" images or textures in dark areas and not waste the images that will hold meaning to the family. The above are recent examples done this year. One for a couple with their young children, a newlywed couple and a friend riding his prized Ducati motorcycle and celebrated a milestone birthday. Working on these projects also allows me to view private moments into their lives, some photos that are usually just shared within the family or close friends. I try to honor them by creating a meaningful piece of art that the can proudly displayed and hopefully, cherished over time. It is a privlige that they are sharing these images and moments and also trusting me to present them in a way that can bring joy to them. I truly enjoy the working process with these people and it is exciting to see them turn out and enjoyed.