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Life’s Work, Part XXXVI

Luke, Traffic Officer, London This post marks the end of a nearly two-year personal project about people and their work, and about the evolution of trades and professions.   Life’s Work extends Irving Penn’s  Small Trades, 1950-1951.   Small Trades was rooted in work by Eugène Atget (1857 – 1927).   Each examined individuals based on profession. In 70 year jumps, each wrestled with

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Published in Inspired Magazine

The Motherhood Issue My portrait of Lisa and Leah is featured in this month’s issue of Inspired Magazine!  I am one of ten photographers whose work was selected for the Motherhood Issue.   Inspired is a print and online publication of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.  You can buy the print magazine and view the

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Life’s Work, Part XXXV

Mark, Puppeteer When I first began emailing around to find interesting subjects for this project in London, I was given the names of two puppeteers.  The email included an interesting warning: Sarah Wright and Mark Down are “Puppetry Royalty,” and you shouldn’t really expect to get them.  To my delight, they both kindly said yes.  Sarah was in

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The Studio Updates

The portrait experience is about to be even better! For the past month, I’ve been renovating new rooms at my studio. There is still work to do, but now that we’ve patched a thousand (at least!) holes in the walls, painted, wallpapered, installed new flooring, organized and moved things, I’d like you to see it!

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Life’s Work, Part XXXIV

Sarah, Puppeteer, London When I first began emailing around to find interesting subjects for this project in London, one person gave me the names of two puppeteers.  The email included a warning though: Sarah Wright and Mark Down are “Puppetry Royalty,” and you shouldn’t really expect to get them.  But they both kindly said yes.  (Mark Down will

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Life’s Work, Part XXXII

Malik, Creature Performer, London Life’s Work is a portrait project that extends Irving Penn’s Small Trades, examining individuals based on profession.  Nearly 70 years have passed since Penn’s project. In this project, I’ve been exploring the evolution of trades and societal views on identity and jobs. Time and culture affect the link between identity & vocation, and what

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