18 imagesDocumentary style, photographic images of mothers and children are often seen in extremes-- extreme poverty, extreme wealth. To me as a photographer I try to look to my direct experience as creatively rich. In "At the Beverly Hilton" I arrived with no clear intention other than to create an organic balance as guest/friend and as photographer, to remain both socially engaged and enough removed so as to capture images as I was inspired without creating any overt or imposing demand on the subjects of feeling observed. A hotel provided a backdrop devoid of most personal artifacts and familiar furnishings so what one chooses to bring with them stand in stark relief to the otherwise cookie-cutter environment of even a nicer hotel. The antics of a young child unfold and the mother's playful response and involvement in the game was not unlike my own challenge-- how does a mother both remain present to her child and also able to seamlessly weave between that role and the role of an adult involved in conversation that requires frequent departures and edits to avoid young ears.
13 imagesAs If No Time is a mediation on impromptu gatherings among friends--where conversation and wine flows. The aim was purely to capture gestural, casual moments that speak to the warmth and familiarity among old friends.