Iowa PPA Competition Portrait Awards 2017- Saved You A Seat in Runnells, Iowa

Iowa PPA Competition Portrait Awards 2017 Katherine McClure Photography PPA IPC Corner 2017 Saved You a Seat Merit Collection

Iowa PPA Competition Portrait Awards 2017

Katherine McClure Photography

This is Saved you a Seat and I’ve waited a year to share the final image!

This portrait won awards on the District and International levels:

2017 PPA Northcentral District Print Competition Merit Image

2017 PPA International Print Competition Merit Collection Image

This portrait is of Byron Hemingson of Runnells, Iowa and was created in his barn. My husband Matt and I were looking for our forever table as we began our foster care journey, and a friend recommended Byron. He refinishes antiques and resells them out of his home. At our first meeting, he said we would never find what we were looking for, but he said he would keep his eyes open. I had my eyes open that entire meeting, but on him. I knew right away I wanted to come back and create his portrait in the amazing space he works in. A few months later, he did find the table for us, and after the purchase I approached him about sitting for me. He agreed.

Saved You a Seat is what came out of that sitting together. The image was flipped so that you can ‘read’ into the subject, and I toned down lots of the background to keep the focus on Byron. It was a cold morning and afterward we ate homemade peanut brittle. And just this week he found my forever hutch, too. 

Iowa PPA Competition Portrait Awards 2017 Katherine McClure Photography PPA IPC Corner 2017 Saved You a Seat Merit Collection 1

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