This cowboy hat arrived at our photo studio with one request--”please capture the toothpick.” The hat belonged to Dawnda Daniel's father. It had been packed away in a closet for 17 years.
“He always had a toothpick tucked in his hat band,” Dawnda remembers of her dad. “I love the way you captured it and the worn spot on the crown where you can see his hands went to put it on and take it off,” she said.
“This is clearly not just a photograph of a hat, it’s a photograph of a life well- lived,” she said.
Dawnda, we were humbled by your dad’s very present spirit. Thank you for trusting us with this treasure.