this is sarah and her son elliott. "young mothers and the children they bear." will be the working title of a new series that I started today. being around young parents as of late has opened my eyes to a world that I know little about. I have a new found admiration for young parents, so I figured that it would be a great concept to explore, photographically. the exact direction of this series is unclear at the moment, i'm just along for the ride.
assisted by: drew & josh, thanks for helping keep my gear dry.
on a recent trip to SF, I decided to take photographs of people without them knowing. in order to keep my presence unknown, I shot all of these images from waist/stomach level, without using the viewfinder. as a result, many of these images are crooked, out of focus and awkwardly composed. however, I feel that this was the only way that I would be able to capture "real expressions". most of these were shot in chinatown.
I started off shooting nothing but concerts, but as of late iv'e mainly been shooting promos. So when I was hired to shoot some live shots @ the glasshouse, I was more than happy to mix it up and shoot the show.