The apartment is filled with cat beds, toys, and hiding places. Cans and bags of cat food have been sitting in the kitchen waiting for consumption. Lisa had been wanting to foster kittens for a while now. A local shelter has been reaching out for people to save cats and bring them back to health to be put up for adoption. I decided it was time. Four little bundles of hunger and nervousness were brought to our doorstep. It was heartbreaking to think that these little ones were going to be destroyed. After just two days now, we can see how each of their personalities differ. It’s great having these little 2 month old babies in our home. Although, it all doesn’t come without it’s difficulties of getting a full night’s rest. Giving them up to the adoption agency will be hard. I’ve already got a huge soft spot for these troublemakers.
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I began this series in 2009 in Hot Springs, AR. These are the encounters and friendships I once had in this small town.
We associate portraits typically with faces. This series is simply another form, focusing on parts of us that define us in other ways, forcing us to see each other in a nontraditional intimacy. For the people that live in this particular community, they immediately recognize the individual without the need for traditional portraiture. This project has been more of a personal reflection of those I have shared knowledge, work, friendship, or long conversations with in this community. Many of these people are no longer in my life. This is a documentation of the experiences I have had with these individuals. Hot Springs, Arkansas was once a place I called home for over 18 years.
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