Zane was born the day flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River. Since that time he has fed his fascination with flight and skies. He lives with his, “head in the stars” he told me. Then we climbed atop his bunkbed, hauling a styrofoam plane weighted with metal fragments for a sure flight, and that was where the rafter light helped us make these portraits.
Family at Home
Their home has changed since we made these photos. Holiday decorations bring color where autumn leaves once lining the river receded into winter coming. The dark of solstice brought ice to a once flowered walkway. And the subjects, the individual beauty of these people who call each other family? They have changed too. We are all changing. The soul of this family has evolved by visiting new places, finding tradition in habit and routine, by feeling melancholy, exhaustion, and comfort ebbing and flowing- expanding them, shifting their shapes. But after all that they return home. Night after night, after moving through the world this is where we land; hurt and hollow, reeling and regal, wanting and adventuring in the nest of home.
After discussing what it meant for Amy and Matt to be photographed, after the ordering of prints for walls and an albums to tell their home story, I was struck: There is never a good time to be photographed just as much as there is never a bad one.
Every little bit of our lives together has value and tells the story of you and the people you love as they expand. Every moment is worthy.
As the year ends, resolve to find the perfect photographer to see and capture you. Soon. Do it soon. Invite the camera into your home and show it what you look like, show it your unique untamed wild. And in showing up, you will be seen. And now is a great time for that.