So this is it, the final assignment of the Documentary Approach Workshop I’ve been taking for the past month. It’s been a journey for sure but one of the teaching assistants, Lauren Mitchell, put all these feelings we have been sifting through the last through weeks into words that made sense:
This much I know: if you feel uncomfortable, you’re doing it right.
Uncomfortable is the feeling I’ve had the entire time. It’s new, it’s different and it’s hard. But totally worth it.
For our last assignment we were to “shoot for strangers.” Well… my subjects aren’t exactly strangers, but they volunteered to let me document their Saturday morning. I love this family with all my heart; we’ve been able to watch their kids grow up a week at a time because we visit with them almost every Friday night. To Mike and I, they are family.
So you know, this post is photo-heavy much like the DITL assignment I posted a couple of weeks back, but I hope it tells a better story. At least the Calvin and Felix are more adorable than me and Mike. :)
To read more about the Documentary Approach Workshop:
Week 1: Intro & Daily Shooting
Week 2: Photo Essay
Week 3: DITL Mobile Challenge
Week 3: DITL Assignment
Week 4: Bye Week
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