2011-2013 With this series of photographs, made over the course of three summers, I opted to lighten my load and explore the warm days of summer with color film. I employed a small toy camera that allowed for picture making in places and at times that had been difficult or impossible with the more traditional gear used in my previous work. It was a surprising choice for me, given that I was never enamored of the plastic optics of lo-fi gear. I found, however, as I exposed and processed the film, the pictures reflected my mood: one of deep satisfaction and contentment to be with the children unencumbered by homework and schedules while they still enjoyed my company, but feeling somewhat melancholy in the knowledge that those simple, summer days were rare and fleeting.
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