The Photos of 2005
Salem lawyer with portrait of himself and pope
Salem, April 6: This man had a lifelong relationship with the pope. His perspective made an excellent story, but this type of situation doesn't necessarily make a good picture -- someone just talking. I was desperately looking to make a picture out of the small artifacts and letters that he had from his experiences with the pope over the years, and then he says, "Oh, I do have an oil painting of me and the pope.” Way to bury the lead! It was a prized possession of his, as it should be. ... You think of the pope as someone who is so far removed from the average person, but here you've got this lawyer in Salem who had a real relationship with him. I learned something about the pope in this experience.
(Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)