We shot this today. My neighbor, from my old house on Gilmore Avenue — Bridgett McGuire and two of her four children. We shot all four children, but I just can’t make it work together yet. I like this image as a standalone. This is Sadie and Jed, with Bridgett. 8×10 collodion on metal. Part of the ongoing Mother Project. Feels like echoes of Julia Margaret Cameron. I can remember bumping into Bridgett at 8th Avenue Kroger on the day she found out she was pregnant with Jed, (bottom right).
We were in that place for almost two hours. But she had a big time.
Rachel Lehman, owner of Crema Coffee, downtown on 1st Avenue South, at their home in 12South. About six years ago, Rachel’s brothers set this tree on fire with fireworks, and almost killed the tree. Today it stands in this hollowed-up womblike state in their back yard. From the MotherProject. 8×10 collodion diptych.
A full day today with Lanie Gannon, her husband Rob, and their two children. I like this diptych of her two sons, Jack and Ki. More images added soon, of Nathalie, Rob, and Lanie.
I guess we’ve officially started on The Mother Project now. When we’re not shooting, we’re printmaking and planning the frames. As it stands now, each piece will be 32″x40″ in the frame. But it’s very early on at this point. Brydgett C will be on horseback; Bridgett P will be piled in her giant bed with all four of her kids; and if Diana gets her way, we’re going to construct a plywood swimming pool in my back yard, since her girls were born in water. (With hot water, of course). There’s a new 8×10 wooden camera on the way; we’re just now starting to hit our stride. The house is a mess, with prints everywhere, and the smell of varnish in the air, but good things are happening. Moving forward.
We photographed another in our series of mothers and children today. Just starting the edit, but here are a few images to start.
Today, we start a new series of portraits. We shot a good bit in short amount of time, and this is just a teaser image — part of a larger whole, to come later. This is Iris Baker and her 10-year old daughter Kylie, and then Iris’ mother Loekie, who is visiting from The Netherlands. Iris is a producer for video and commercials, here in Nashville, and Kylie attends University School, and is an aspiring screenwriter.
These images are 8″x10″ collodion on black aluminum.