i'm ready for my closeup

It's not the normal photo the usually outgoing, upbeat owner of 1313 Main, Calwine, and LuLu's Kitchen. Frankly, I'm not sure if it's the actor (he used to be a soap opera actor in his native Jordan) or if there's something genuine going on behind those eyes. I remember when I looked at the photo on the back of my camera, I literally got chills. I didn't see any reason to take any more after this one. When I showed the photo to my studio mates, we literally stood around for a few minutes trying to determine what those eyes were portraying. 

Al is not only a good client but a good friend. I don't remember how I first met him, but I'm sure it had something to do with the fact that he serves wine. Al appreciates good photography, yet he still hires me to take photos of his killer parties, food, bottles, and portraits for his businesses.

This one's called "I'm ready for my close up"