Seeing some of Alec Soth's photographs in real life at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts got me all emotional. I sneaked some photographs on my iPhone just so that I can pull it up for an occasional inspiration.
I've been spending a lot of time traveling to New York City. For the first time in late June, I stayed in Stuyvesant Town. It felt like a little slice of paradise. One morning, we decided to explore a little and found a church flea market.
My sister rarely smiles. Shortly after her twelfth birthday, I visited her at the Quality Inn my parents happened to be staying in. My stepfather travels around the US for his job and often times in the summer, my mother and sister accompany him. During this trip, Betty had just recently been to church camp and had spent ten days traveling around the Midwest staying in various hotels. She enjoys it, she tells me.
This photograph is a rare and brief moment. My sister doesn't smile for the camera. Betty and I are seventeen years apart and most times I our disconnect. This photograph keeps me close to her.
I get to visit Philadelphia from time to time and have always had a love for the city. During one of my short visits to photograph an engagement session, my friend and I took a drive around town on a mission to scout out possible locations. What we found during our drive were more than locations. I was able to make these photographs while in the passenger seat of her car as we passed by these scenes, capturing city life.