Angsty and armed with a camera, I asked anyone from my hometown region if they would be interested in a miniature photo shoot. It was September, a gorgeous month, and I was in need of practice. I am most familiar with objects and old buildings, abstractions and oddities. What I attempt to capture are the small things, the inane and everyday sights and sounds that we see, but not fully acknowledge. However, not everyone is interested in the intricacies of soybeans, the small town graffiti you find in unexpected places, and the not so recognizable photos that make you go, "Yes ... but, what is it?" I knew I needed experience--lots of it, truthfully--and so I was delighted when my cousin offered to be a model.
Having said that, here are a few of the results of my first-ever portrait session.