Arriving a few minutes late, to a location that was as minimalist as Phillip Glass, I exploded out of my car to greet ginger doppelgängers Kaitlin and Marcus who were waiting in a vacant parking lot, refusing to blend in. Kaitlin was one of the last seniors I photographed last year, so it was fitting that she joined Marcus and I as we commenced The Liberated 2011 senior campaign. And I guess red heads band together.
He's the man of a million faces. If Jim Carrey had a theatrical protege, Marcus Holder is it. His face is more expressive than Jack Nicholson's eyebrows. He jolts from imitations of confusion to controlled distress. His spunk is predictable, as it always is with the endangered red-heads. His humor is rollicking though, Kaitlin and I were helpless against his sporadic quips.
With every comedian comes a serious side. For every "Patch Adams" and "Hook" there is a "One Hour Photo". When we were alone, making our way up the 17, Marcus shared with me his ideal future. Marcus inhales media arts. He breathes visual mediums. He's months into an internship with an established graphic designer, and soon he'll be plugging away at Collins College to snag a BFA in graphic design. The dude is young, but he's got an eye. Peep his work, and welcome the first member of The Liberated. This is Marcus Holder.