While most of our subjects for the Help Portrait event on 12.20.09 specifically requested their portraits not be shared, Reuben gave his express permission.
And I'm so glad he did.
One of the few subjects who was unreluctant and natural in front of the camera, it was my honor to take his portrait and to share it with you here. I continue to be humbled by my Help-Portrait experience and hope that next year, every photographer (no matter his or her skill level) will take the opportunity to participate. I post this in honor of all the brave and healing souls I encountered that day.