This image is about my friend Tanessaâ€™s ex-boyfriend. She was honest with me in explaining that she feels stagnant some times and itâ€™s through her relationship with him that she has been forced to grow. We sort of had a time crunch as we needed the long shadows cast by the setting sun to make her image. I realized as we were shooting it that I was caught up in the business of making the image, and forgetting to feel it. Itâ€™s one of my goals as I do this project to remind myself of why Iâ€™m doing it and not just get caught up in doing it. So I slowed down, felt the big blue sky above and was able to appreciate the journey a little more.
Click here to see a portrait of Tanessa.