I am in the process of adding some new content to my website to showcase my portraiture and more commercial style work. So I have been digging through my archive of photos. My lovely wife Christine, who is also a photographer offered to help, so we tackled the digital mountain of images together. It was refreshing to have another person look through photos that I have stared at for hours and hours. She came at them with a new fresh eye which gave me a fresh appreciation to photos that I had grown tired of looking at.
One of the photos is posted below. I remember the assignment, I was asked to photograph a small tight knit neighborhood located in Brookline Village. It was effectively a group photo of some of the neighbors. But I was just starting out as a photographer and always wanted to go above and beyond on an assignment (still do!). I took a few photos of the handful of neighbors that had gathered for the story and then went and hung out on the quiet street with them for a little while. I attempted a series of portraits against one of the remaining brick row type homes that lined the street. First up was a woman who was walking home from grocery shopping. She was a little shy in front of the camera but I think it worked.