I’ve begun working on a project that focuses on the friendships kids have in their middle and high school years. The video below shows just a glimpse of that story. I have to admit, I find it kind of fun hanging out with kids this age. There are moments when I’m reminded of what it was like back in high school, hanging out with friends after school, making plans and basically spinning in your own universe. For most of us, the memories are fun as well as bittersweet . . . and unbelievably, a really (really) long time ago (as my daughter likes to gleefully remind me).
Looking back at last year’s work is always fun . . . and a good distraction since we’re in the midst of battling the flu in our home along with snow and ridiculously cold weather! When I was pulling together images for this 2014 video, I knew my favorites would be ones that captured a mood, moment or personality of a particular age. And looking at these images made me realize how quickly the year went by and how quickly our kids move through childhood. It all passes so quickly. Photographs are important.
Many thanks to everyone, parents and kids alike, who worked with me this past year. It was a fun year and a good year.
Goodbyes to good friends.