I feel very fortunate to get to work with high school seniors on their senior images. I love getting a little glimpse into their worlds. I photographed Meredith’s brother Wyatt last year at this same school, but seeing Forman School through Meredith’s eyes this year was much different. Each senior shoot is unique, even if at the same school with a sibling one year later. What a cool kid Meredith is! I love her spirit and her shirt and I loved getting to see her world and what drives her right now (bonus… one of her main interests is photography!).
I loved seeing Meredith’s dorm, the drum room where she entertained us with some fun drumming. I loved pausing mid session to look over the images Meredith herself will be submitting to schools in her portfolio for college next year, I loved visiting some of the same spots as last year, the HUGE tree and the giant set of stairs that wanders though a bit of woods and over a tiny stream.
As I was leaving Forman School last year, I saw this amazing door out of the corner of my eye… I knew I would have to come back and incorporate it into Meredith’s images. The Forman campus is beautiful, with hidden treasures around every corner, and in each building. As always, these images are created with a “normal” lens, both the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and the Lensbaby Creative Optic, as well as with Polaroid images created with a vintage camera and some expired Impossible Project Film. You can see the swirls and the stars of the Lensbaby images, Polaroids are at the end….
How perfect is this room, especially for a music lover like Meredith! I love her shirt, and I was so excited to find a David Bowie poster on the wall with all of the others. So perfectly matched!
Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that’s what we are. – Mickey Hart
These matching tattoos… I just cant even with it, I love this so much. These two share such an amazing bond, they are so sweet together!
“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”
– Peter Adams
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
– Dorothea Lange
Polaroids created with a vintage SX-70 camera and (this time around) expired Impossible Project film will spend a month curing here with me, before getting lovingly wrapped up to be hand delivered to the family. I love knowing that they will have a tangible box full of these lovely images to have and hang and look at for years to come!
Thank you for choosing to work with me again! It is an honor and a pleasure to work with this great family! Want to see Wyatt’s shoot from last year? You can here!