A Precious Life
This was perhaps the most difficult image I have ever performed PP edits on. My wife and I visited a small music university in Penza, Russia, and this young man performed just for us on his Balalaika. He was very talented and apparently a day after this he was accepted into the Moscow School of Music, a very large honor. After about a week after we returned home and I started editing the images, my wife came to me and said that they discovered that was had been found dead by hanging outside Penza in the woods. They still do not know what happened....a very, very sad tale and this image brings me such profound memories.