There are a couple of things that differentiate this portrait from others that I have done. First, the skateboard and skate park bring things in to more of a modern age than what I usually depict in my work. Secondly, it is my first portrait with random subjects in the background. I had this in mind because I knew I need them to add support to the overall context.
I always have some trepidation when making decisions like this but it is important for me to always be pushing my boundaries, Just like Bernie did here.