These honest images of Chloe at nearly 4 years old are part of a personal project I’ve been working on for the last six months that explores vulnerability and childhood.
Rainy days. Liam, 3 1/2. Simple joys of splashing in the torrent of water rushing down the street in his underwear. These are the moments I hope inform the person he becomes.
Fresh water. Wet hair. Laughter and delight. Late afternoon light. It’s just the boulder reservoir, but it could be any lake in the world.
Since my personal work at the moment is focused on the process of making a photograph and not as much the image itself, I decided to experiment with documenting my family’s adventure to Kauai in 35mm film. I haven’t shot a roll of film in years, but it was like reconnecting with an old friend. A little bit awkward at first, but then so comfortable. I love the way shooting film makes me feel more present with what is in front of the camera instead of what I was seeing on the screen behind the camera. I love the sound of the shutter. I love that the result are photographs that somehow feel less composed and more true.