Melvin was one of the first people I scanned in Coney Island. He has been one of my biggest boosters and has become a real friend. He has a big family- 9 kids and several brothers, sisters and cousins. Since I first scanned him and his sister Melvina, he has brought back his wife, sons, daughters, grandsons and mother. Lately I have been experimenting with scanning faces, so when he brought his father out this weekend, I did bust portraits of both of them. I’m quite pleased with them.
Check out this video of him and his sister picking up their first portraits last summer- their reactions to receiving their statues is proceless!