We did something similar in this part of the city years ago. Back then he was a wee one and she was a year from a twinkle. The parents….just as fun….
The turning leaves are late to arrive here in Brooklyn. Comparing with sessions I did at this time last year you’d think November would still be several weeks away. But aside from the obvious signals nature provides, there’s a mood that comes with fall that I love. A coziness, a warmth that is reinforced by sweaters and scarves but is rooted in family hugs and laughter.
We held this session In the morning haze of sun, along the beautiful banks of the Gowanus. Some day this whole area will be turned inside out, redeveloped, cleaned up. Not sure if I'll like it better that way.
Porches, yards, stairs, spacious rooms…what does an ex-Brooklyn family do with all this square footage?
At this time of day, the sun reflects off the canal and bounces the most beautiful light into the air. I do love the gritty industrial environment, the colors and textures, but more than that I love the light. For this session, I played with shooting through things again - LED lights, prisms, a plastic bag, and also experimented with double exposures. I pulled out my 24mm which had been collecting dust this past year. It's a tricky but exceedingly fun lens to use with portraits. This was also the first time in a long time that I worked with a single subject. This girl has confidence pulsing through her veins. I'm thankful to have carved out time to work on these personal projects. Good for the spirit. My next adventure - analog - bring out the film!