Sweet Sweet Memories, 2013

IMG_0805 Digital portrait background for chromakey / green screen editing. Digital portrait background for chromakey / green screen editing. Digital portrait background for chromakey / green screen editing.

 

It’s picture day, circle it on your calendar! 13 years of awkward, in full bloom, are lovingly captured on film; from kindergarten to graduation, from flattening down your cowlick, to covering up your zit. Perched on a stool in front of a green screen, the disinterested photographer snaps away, directing unwilling models to crane their necks, place their hands, and say cheese! The proofs are sent out and parents and pick the best of the worst, and pony up for 8×10’s for the mantle and wallet-sized for family and friends. These photographs explore the magic of picture day, where everything that can go wrong does. It lives in the moments between poses, in smirks, disinterest, stoned-eyes and ultimately failure, but also in the ability of the ever-loving parent to see through the failure, and find the one they love.

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