8 million dollars, is kind of funny, at least he is getting a lot of FREE PRESS
i don't really think speding a few days with his sitters is engaging anymore than spending 20mins.
good portrait photographers don't NEED to spend 2 or 3 days to engage with their subjects ...
john chiara has been doing something similar for a whlle now ...
although he doesn't do 6' negatives ( are they rephotographed a smaller format ? or ??? to get the prints )
chiara's are ilfochromes ... and analog!