July 21, 2007

THEME MAGAZINEfootwall1.jpg THEME MAGAZINE has published a ten page spread entitled THE WAY WE WERE. These photographs were taken in 1973. I was taking a summer workshop in San Francisco with Lisette Model (her most famous student was Diane Arbus). I needed a place to stay for a month and fortunately had some relatives who lived near the city. Unless you’re Sally Mann, it is difficult for most people to photograph their own families. Often when you see things everyday they tend to become invisible. With my cousins I had the perfect combination of knowing them well enough to be allowed into their world, yet I had the personal distance to experience everything about them as something new.


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