Here is another image from my recent open call audition. This lovely woman came in with her little dog and I couldn’t get over how much their interesting coats and the woman’s amazing hat. I asked if it was an ushanka ( a russian hat usually made of fur) and she expressed amazement that I knew what it was. She said it was very old and starting to wear out, but I think that it what made it so wonderful. She graciously agreed to let me photograph her and her dog together. I am really drawn to her enigmatic smile and I think it makes the shot.