The moments when the camera becomes unobtrusive and people are just being present in the moment where genuine reflections of their love for life and for each other is the most powerful thing in the room is something that I aspire to capture in this series. The people in these images are all members or family members of the LGBT community; this is important to this body of work because it is in these representations that I hope to share the diversity as well as commonality that a people still striving for equality encompass. It is my hope that those who have a sense of separateness towards the LGBT community will be able to relate these human moments to their own family experiences.The group of images that I am showing here is hopefully a glimpse of that presence in the moment and what I hope to improve on as I grow as an artist. I've asked the participants to comment on how they feel about the image or to speak directly to you, the viewer, this I feel adds to the experience of each image.
Currently finishing my BFA in photography at the College of Santa Fe.
A Day in Harlem Published February 22, 2009