Me and Rachel
This is another one of my favorites from Expanse. Rachel is my older sister, and this photo was made on Christmas day in 2008. I think it was about 5 degrees that day, with a wind chill of like -40 or something ridiculous. I dragged my mom and sister out in these conditions to get some portraits. They weren’t thrilled, but in hindsight it was kind of fun to traipse around in knee-high snow on such a quiet and pristine day. No one was outside, and the fresh snow and soft light were pretty wonderful. Plus, I thought it was really important to escape the bombardment of consumerism that takes place on Christmas and just be outside. I don’t have a lot of photos of Rachel, but she’s a really beautiful subject (inside and out), so I hope to make more in the future.
[from Expanse; December, 2008; Brookings, SD]