I travel with a large camera, my excuse to encounter other travelers, artists, and local passersby. The resulting portraits are evidence of the intervals of stillness, the subtle negotiations, and the mutual understanding of the power of photographs. The photographic event is full of potential, each fraction of a second slightly different from the next. Mysteriously revealing so little depth while describing so much surface, portraiture offers an enigmatic method of encountering the world, its residents, and the distance between us.