186 Friends

I'm learning a lot about myself and what I enjoy about my photography this summer. I really, really like taking photos of people in my life and not just my kids. After my Loupe workshop we got some photography assignments to help us explore our style. The second assignment was to find a photographer that is no longer living and study his or her style and apply it to our photography. I studied Gertrude Kasebier, a woman who did a lot for advancing women photographers and who mostly photographed women, children and native Americans. During her lifetime, she studied child development and was an advocate for the mother/child bond. I felt like she and I had a lot in common. One thing I noticed about her style was that she never photographed the adult looking at the camera but rather only the children. And, she had the mother look at the child...adoringly. So I asked a couple of friends to help me out and act as my subjects with their children. Here is my good friend Annette with her two kids.

While we were at the park, I took some other photos too!