Even Jesse tells me to put down my camera and be present sometimes. But only a photographer will understand that for me, looking at life through my lens is being present. I don’t have to think about the images that I make and the technology has become second nature, so I don’t have to worry about my settings. I just shoot. I just make images as time unfolds organically, everyday. If I didn’t have my camera I think that I would miss so much. The camera forces me to be still and present. If I weren’t making images, I’d probably be checking my email on my phone. Honestly.
This is a typical morning for us. In all of the images that I have made of my girls, it’s the loose ones that I love most–the real moments–Momo’s pink tangled hair or Sylvie slipping in the bathtub. It’s a typical, messy, long long morning that one day I will look back on through images and wish that I could relive just once again. We can’t go back–so at least I will have the photograph. And that’s why I do what I do–in a nutshell.