Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Stoop

Nearly since I started shooting in Reading, I decided I wanted to do an essay called something like "views from the stoop" where I take photograph of what happens in front of residents' stoops during the summertime. I've been a bit cowardly when it comes to following through, but today when I saw this kid in his baby pool, I knew I had to start now. I hope this experience will give me more confidence to continue the project. I think it has.


Noah Devereaux said...

The first one is great. Possibly even worth sending as a follow up to all the places you sent portfolios. Get some more photos at this level and you'll have a kickass body of work.

Konrad M. Stump said...

Yeah, the top one is really the best of the bunch. We'd probably think of those pools in our backyards with grass, but it shows a lot that the kid is having fun just the same on the concrete by the street and the mom is taking joy in it. Insightful photo.

P.S. God, I hope you can recall "Stoop kid's afraid to leave his stoop. Stoop kid's afraid to leave his stoop." I'll explain it to you later if you don't get the reference.