Richard Avedon, the famous portrait photographer, said that the portraits he made were about him, or, more particularly, the human predicament as he felt it related to him. In many ways, this series is about me, or rather my relationship with my best friend whom I met in college. It is a celebration of the idea that within our daily predicament of living it is possible find a person who makes us feel truly at home—a person who knows us well enough to listen and to try to understand our point of view, who knows the stories of our past and who gives us the strength to face our present and future. I selected the pairs of students in this series because I feel a kinship with them. I see them almost daily in their interactions with each other and enjoy being around them to see the way they interact—the languages and gestures they have created to communicate with each other, the similar style they have developed, the joy they bring to each other and to those who know them. Each pair of students is nearing graduation—that somewhat scary time when the future is uncertain. These photographs are intended to not only picture their relationship as it is now, but to serve as a record of this time in their lives to look back on as their stories unfold.
This series was made in January and February of 2013 for a faculty exhibition at Georgia College. All are archival pigment prints from scanned 8×10” negatives on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308. Print size: 20×16”, Framed size: 26×22”