I had an absolutely amazing Veteran's Portrait Project session today... A couple of months ago, I saw an article about a WWII Veteran who lived about an hour's drive from me, so I called the editor of the paper (who I know through my Wounded Warrior work), explained the Veteran's Portrait Project and asked if he could put me in touch with Commander Chance - he did, I called him and he was the most genuine, pleasant and forthcoming person I have talked to in a very long time. Today I went out to his house and we created his portrait, which I feel turned out nicely. Commander Chance is amazing not only for the fact that he's 97 years old, lives on his own, has a VERY cool 'E' Type in his garage, and completed a 30+ year career in the Royal Canadian Navy serving in both WWII and the Korean conflict; very few people can claim that! For @baturn: Commander Chance was the NAVO on Cayuga during Operation Sitting Duck - the shore bombardment! Additionally, after we were done and I was packing up, he said he had a photograph I should see and showed me a photo of himself as a young teenager holding a bow. He said, "Look at the signature" - you could have knocked me over with a feather when I read "Karsh"! Yes, that Karsh... his family knew the Karsh's well, and he'd posed for him several times. His father had also been photographed by Yousuf... I can't imagine that there are many father and son duos that have been photographed by Yousuf Karsh! Commander Peter Chance, CD, RCN (Ret'd) For reference, this portrait was created in his living-room in a space that might have been 8'x10'! As always, comments & critique greatly appreciated!