Close to Home

 

I assume that it is inevitable for nearly all photographers to, at some point, make “serious” photographs of their children. I am certainly no different. And in my experience, there is a certain gravity that pulls me to them as photographic subjects, partly due to the overwhelming investment of time required in raising children. This scenario would seem obvious. However, I am someone who, over the years, has often turned my camera to the landscape as subject. Most of my images are typically devoid of people completely, focusing more so on the essence and spirit of a place. And although I have certainly made numerous direct portraits of my children, this series of photographs continues to play on that investigation of atmosphere found within a place – specifically, life at home and the extraordinary mysteries of my children.