Sometimes the little victories can mean more than bigger ones. This image is part of this month’s Black Box Gallery Show “Taking Pictures” on display from April 1 – 20. This is a special win for me because I’ve applied her many times but this is the second time I’ve been accepted and the first time as part of the physical show (last time it was all virtual due to Covid). Also, I love the picture and the young lady in it.

You can see both galleries here.

Mixing my cliches, but at risk of being cliche today’s post is from a recent family shoot. I’ve photographed these two for 6.5 years and we decided it would be fun to try and recreate an image that had occurred naturally during the first shoot back in October of 2015.

There had been a trend a few years ago of adults recreating images that had been made of them as children, and so that’s not exactly original here (it was also hard to get the angle right because the kids are taller and I didn’t have a step-ladder on the hike). But the reasons I’m posting it are 1 – it’s funny, and 2 – it shows the point of my first long-term project, which is the progression of the families I follow, watching them grow up over the years.

If anyone would like to become part of my long-term body of work please feel free to reach out. Never too late to start.

Today the Marin Society of Artists online show “Exposed 2022” went live on their site. I had two pieces accepted to the show. One received THIRD PLACE (you can see it censored on today’s (March 15 2022) MYQ-ART blog here. )

This was the other photo accepted into the show:

You can see both images and the rest of the show here (though my award winning picture is uncensored there).

Another shoot I did in 2021. I’d photographed their mom early 2021 and a few weeks later she brought her kids over for our first shoot. The kids weren’t sure what to do at first so we just went with goofy faces and then their mom played some music on her phone and then it was a party!

1920’s they were still dealing with a pandemic. Makes me wonder if there will be one in 2120. Assuming we haven’t gone all Mad Max by then hopefully the fashion will still be en vogue. Here are a few pieces from a shoot I did with Jeanevev last month. She’d been to a theme party and looked so fancy it seemed like a good idea to capture the outfit and her class for posterity.