I’m grateful to Communication Arts, who recognized this work in the Photo Annual.
I saw these as diptychs from the start and it’s a problem solve. Tight head portrait misses the body language. Full length is too safe and distant.
Together they capture time passing and graphic tension of where they intersect. I’m very aware of the positive/negative space.
Each subject was paid $20 in cash and I spent roughly 10-15 minutes shooting. No assistants or crew...
Giant shout out to Josh (yellow check shirt) talented musician, style god and my shepherd. His presence allowed these kids to trust me.