A good portrait is more than just a good photo. Hopefully in taking one you can learn something about the subject, and if you get it right, anyone looking at it will discover something too. Here are a couple of my favorite faces.
—Mike O’Meally

1. Anthony Van Engelen
Los Angeles, 2008

I went downtown with Anthony to skate around. He showed me where he used to take a walk on the wild side. For someone who is used to going 100 mph, Anthony seems to have a lot of patience nowadays. He keeps his head down and gets on with it. I like that. He doesn’t say a lot, but he lets others talk themselves silly, myself included. Tolerance of others is a generous gift.—Mike O’Meally