More Sweetness

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.