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!
Big sister is waiting...
I'll admit, I have a soft spot for sessions that are held at home. Incorporating a family's daily environment, where so much time is spent, adds a layer of meaning to photos that aim to capture "who we are right now." NYC has no shortage of interesting and beautiful locations, but sometimes the most interesting and most beautiful are the playroom, the kitchen, the front steps, the street you live on, etc. I photographed this family after they moved from Brooklyn to their new home in The Rockaways. We also made it to the beach down the block. DOWN THE BLOCK!
This is my final session in this series (for now, heh heh), documenting the morning routine of a family in Brooklyn. I've so enjoyed this project, not only from a photography perspective, but because of the time - the time to explore, to take it slow, to get to know my subjects even more, and to find the little stories that make up this seemingly mundane, but beautifully particular part of their lives. I've known Susannah Ludwig of Portraits that Move for a while now, but this was the first time I've hung out with her son, and the two of them together.