Bunny-Rabbit Head Sandwich
Dan on Peak's Island on our way to Jim Lausier's house. We were calling each other silly names, to distract him from the hike up the hill to Jim's house.
Kevin After Nap
Kevin walking down the stairs at 6 Houlton St. Portland, ME. Kevin liked to quietly leave whatever room we were all in to go on 'adventures.'
Dan taught himself a couple of chords and also played trumpet in the middle school band.
Kevin in Studio
Testing out my new studio lights and seamless background in the barn in Gorham, ME.
2 versions of sadness, I asked each one to show me an expression of sadness.
Testing the studio lights and seamless in the studio-barn in Gorham, ME.
Test strip of Kevin & John image overlaid on a close-up of Harry from the studio-barn series Gorham, ME.
Kevin Fingers & Toes
From the contact sheet series of each son, photographed on our bed with a halogen bedside lamp in Gorham, ME.
John & Kevin
From the studio-barn series, I shot with 35mm b&w film and used a 6x7 negative carrier to make large prints of 2 negatives on one sheet of paper.
Kevin's Eyelash & Nose
From the contact sheet series, photographed on our bed with a halogen bedside lamp in Gorham, ME.
Harry & Plastic Excalibur
The plastic sword was almost as big as he was as a 7year old. It was the most prized possession in our house at the time.
Harry & Plastic Excalibur 2
He brought the sword to bed with him most nights.
Harry & Plastic Exclibur 3
I bought the sword as part of a Halloween costume for Daniel but it stuck around as an everyday play object for years after.
Super Lost Bouncy Ball
Super balls were a favorite, but they would get lost in the yard until the snow melted in the spring.
The Usual Suspects
I used two overlapping rolls of 35mm film in a 6x7 camera to shoot these images. After processing the film I sandwiched the negatives together to make these prints.
Making sure the negatives were perfectly aligned to make the prints took at least an extra 15 minutes per image.
Funny Faces, Harry & Kevin
The boys and John were such supportive & patient models. When I look back at these I realize how I value the glimpse of them as young ones over them technique I was trying to master.