For Stuart's 70th birthday, his sister wanted to roast this hawkish, sporty orthopedic surgeon. I put a cast on the leg of a classical statue, placed an olive tree (reduced to the size of a bouquet) into his left hand and "sewed" an embroidered crest from his high school jacket onto his cardigan sweater.

What happened when this supporter of Israel and long time photographer opened his birthday photomontage? He became so moved by his sister's gesture to make a fine art portrait out of his personal photos, he began wiping tears away ...