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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Published March 9th, 2012

This was my final project for my large format class last semester. I will be posting my favorite photos from the 20 picture series every few days.

Artist statement:

One particular area of photography I find myself interested in is portraiture, but not in the traditional sense. I prefer taking portraits of people that define their personality by letting them feel comfortable and not posing them in front of the camera. For this series, I placed several subjects in their own environments, asked them all the same question, and took a picture while they were thinking and responding to my question while recording their answers. I explored the idea of taking pictures at moments where my subject is least expecting it and while they are concentrating on answering the question and not on the camera.



"I want to be a pro basketball player."

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"I don't want to grow up."

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