Treading confidently beyond the dilapidated definitions of a fractured culture in the digital age, Los Angeles, California-based 3:33 footwear culls the essence of order from amidst the splintered chaos to offer a transcendent framework for individuality built on effortless simplicity. Unisex designs appropriate for any occasion, 3:33 footwear’s obsessive compulsion to clean details and the finest quality materials, all handcrafted in Portugal, are unified in a cosmic nod to versatility for the new global underground. The result is an easy and effortless style signature inspired by house slippers, moccasins, classic worn-in sneakers and all the people that wear them right.
When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison’s growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends.
My photographs of Alison, because of the nature of our relationship, are very much a father-daughter collaboration-Alison permitting me access to private moments of our life, which might, under different circumstances, be off-limits to a parent. The camera, early in her life, became part of our relationship, necessitating in me an acceptance, a quietness. We’ve never had long photographic sessions, but rather moments alone or with friends.
The significance of these pictures emerges in retrospect. I realize as I look at them, that I created a visual life story of Alison, capturing moments in her metamorphosis from infant to woman-her relationships with friends, her rebellion, and underlying it all, her relationship with me, a constant throughout her life. I wanted to photograph her in all her extremes, and to be part of these times in her life without judging or censoring. Only in this way would I have a true portrait of Alison.
I think these are very endearing, I like how the way each photograph tells a story. I like how up-close and personal they are. I like how natural they are too, what do you think?
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Advertising Agency: JWT Sydney, Australia
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