"I have so much to say to you.
I want to begin at the beginning, because that is what you deserve.
I want to tell you everything, without leaving out a single detail. But where is the beginning?
And what is everything?"
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (via feellng)
Formalities is a series which plays with the style of structured, formal portraits of times gone by, offsetting the carefully modeled and concrete intentions of these sittings with a hint of the unexpected. Where once a staged photograph was to be a record of a major event or life moment, Formalities only gives us a part of the story. The subjects may have been sitting in wait for a long time, but now their stories have changed, as if the modern world has caught up with them while they were waiting to be a document of their own pasts.
Take care of yourself because nomatter what anyone says or leads you to believe, you’re the only person who will EVER take care of you. Appreciate the help along the way, but never become reliant or wait on it.