This is Erica and Maxwell. I met them in Newport Oregon at the Rogue Brewery. They were sitting behind me and I could not help but notice the man’s tattoo which prompted him to ask me to join them. We had a beer. They were on a road trip like me up the Oregon coast and it wasn’t long until I asked if I could take their portraits which is something I do a lot on these trips. We communicated by typing on my phone because they are both deaf. But when we went out to shoot the communication was emotional. This is one of the highlights of this years road trip. I learned a lot from these two, including on how I can communicate better with clients when taking their pictures.