Looking back through images I shot this summer, I discovered I really like this one of Ruby crawling in the grass. Yes, sure there is sweetness to it, but there is something else here too. There is a connection/disconnection that I find intriguing. I am obviously present and observing Ruby through my camera. But I am also removed, outside the frame and Ruby is seemingly on her own to explore.
In spending more time and thought looking at the image of Ruby's hand on my foot, I realized how this picture says a lot about connection through physical touch. Real intimacy. Perhaps it is what is at the core of my work: connection between people and the struggle to be fully aware and present in these connections with people. And to make visible the depth of what I feel and want to feel in my relationships.