I’ve always been confounded by traditional baby portraits, the ones framing single moments in time. They’re taken to capture a child’s unique kineticism yet require a stillness antithetical to toddlerhood. When commissioned to take a baby’s portrait I steer clear of a “smile for grandma” approach and capture a series of natural transitions. I shoot using black and white film then digitally splice together select images, creating a montage that tells a larger story, reveals distinct ways of interacting with the world and portends future exploits. Each image is a keepsake that serves as both a barometer of change and proof of an essential and unwavering personality. Portraits are printed on Epson exhibition quality archival cotton rag paper. Size varies based on the number of images included.
Currently taking commissions in the New York area. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org