Portrait Philosophy Perhaps it is true that a photograph taken of someone without their blessing does steal a bit of their soul. It may also be true that a photograph illustrating someone on their own terms, and in their own visual way, has an opposite effect. Genevieve believes that when people actively participate in their own representation, the photographs capture their unique identity and beauty. The collaboration is always rewarding. A testimonial from Gregory Nagy, Classics Professor at Harvard: "I happen to be one of the most unphotogenic people in the world, but Genevieve brought out the best in me. Her good cheer and human decency shines through, and she made me feel at ease. She is not only a master of her craft but also a true student of life. No wonder everyone responds to her. The pictures of me that Genevieve took five years ago are still the only pictures I use when people ask me for a visual trace of my life. The word 'life' is key in my formulation. Genevieve is not only an artist. She is a life artist." .