no matter how many times i have the opportunity to photograph the same person, it is always an honor and a treat. the sense of collaboration, of trust, and a marker for the friendship.
how have we changed? sometimes i get that thing where i don’t recognize someone 100% because access to them has shifted from in-person/same city limits, to email distance, skype distance, longer-than-a-road-trip-of-a-normal-length distance.
but it does not make them a stranger. rather, i get the great pleasure of rediscovering them. i get to see up close the things which make them happy, which make them smile, which makes me remember who they are, and the joy that they bring.
these are the gems which gleam, and knowing they’re out in the world makes it an infinitely more habitable place to exist.