the story behind the face: Michael is a docent at the Green Gables Heritage Place on Prince Edward Island. As I was touring the house, I commented on the striking wallpaper; he spoke up and shared more information about the history of the house and the history of home decor such as wall-to-wall carpeting. A native of Prince Edward Island, Michael was also a french speaking Canadian, a rare find I discovered on the island.

the story behind the photo: this photo was taken inside Green Gables Heritage Place, located in Cavendish in the Prince Edward Island National Park. after a little conversation about the house, i knew I wanted to ask to take his photo.  his friendliness and candid humor can be seen in his eyes and smile. i really love the background–the wallpaper behind him is a fun reminder of our conversation starter. i struggled with exposure in this shot because of the dark wallpaper and the bright light coming from the entry way to my left.