Today's picture is a portrait of my grandfather on my mom's side, Herbert. He's the source of my little bit of Choctaw native American blood. I love observing people and taking portraits, so when I returned home for Thanksgiving in 2004, I took a lot of them. I was just getting used to my new camera at that point. I like this shot because it's completely natural—it's not posed, and there's no artificial light. I don't mind posed shots, but I dislike the unnatural kinds of poses you see in most portraits—family pictures on the wall, wedding pictures, yearbook pictures, et cetera.