Family Photos - July 2007

I decided to start to make some large format portraits of my family members this summer while in Michigan. This is a project I intend to continue as I visit every year to the towns of Saugatuck and Douglas where many of my family members vacation and also reside. I presume that they will probably not approve of these images of themselves - as I am trying to make them appear real and a little raw (for instance my lovely sister Renee hates the image of herself in curls with a Daiquiri.) What I want to create is a portfolio of my family members as they really appear - not as they are for the camera in the form of snapshots and happy memory photographs...

X -REMOVED - because my sister begged me to...