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Mehta Family

Mukesh, Nandini, Maya, Nilima, Jasmine

I almost always carry a camera with me. Usually, it’s just my iPhone 11 Pro, but if I expect to take photographs with intent, I bring either my Fuji X-T3 or one of my Minolta 35mm film cameras. Whenever I drink beer, I use the Untappd app to "check-in, " rate the beer, post a photograph, and comment. I brought the Fuji X-T3 with me to Thanksgiving dinner as I expected I would be drinking beer for the evening. The…

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Trivedi Family

Ami and Tejus

Ami has been a close family friend for so long that she’s considered part of the family, a sister to Bhavna and her sisters. Ami lives within walking distance of our current home. Ami and Bhavna were pregnant in the same year, and Shaan and Tejus were born three months apart. This photograph of Ami and Tejus was taken on Thanksgiving day on my younger sister-in-law's patio. I regret not making family portraits for everyone. I used the Provia film…

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Isolation Photo Project, Day 37

I'm borrowing some words from Patrick LaRoque. When New Jersey's government official invoked shelter-in-place executive orders and shuttered most businesses in the state, and later closed state and county parks and nature trails, I fully expected a psychological impact to the pandemic. Few of my "friends" on Facebook didn’t accept the possibility: They felt it necessary to compare this life and this situation and our experiences to the experiences of long-dead World War II veterans. You have a family around…

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Neighbour-woods

My township, Montgomery Township, is mostly farmland and woodland and streams and hiking trails. It's rural, with narrow country roads without sidewalks, lots of ditches and foxes and wild turkey in the backyard, and it's not unusual to see a farm tractor on the one-lane roadway. However, because of our proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, the area is considered suburban. I've shared some of the photographs I've captured while finding solace in the wooded areas around my neighbourhood.…

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