As we approach the end of April, 2020 it’s time to share my images for this month’s personal project. We’ve been in quarantine for over a month now, so that means most of my time is spent here at home. Although not all, as many of you know I’ve been a part of a very special photo project for the past five weeks, called The Front Steps Project. I plan on writing a blog post very soon, about what this experience has been like for me. <3
But back to my project – I was fortunate because both my girls were home for most of this month. We were lucky to have a very nice Easter together, as well as spend some quality time. Of course, it also meant I was able to get some photos of them for my project. 🙂
For this personal project, called Project 52, I post one image a week to Instagram. Every month is a different theme. The theme for January was “low light“. February was “details“, and the month of March was “black and white“.
The theme for April, 2020, was “documentary.“
So, documentary was a tough one for me! Documentary photography is driven by the moment unfolding without influencing it, or by giving any direction to the subjects. Nothing is supposed to be removed (or added) to the scene. Really, the only control I have over a documentary image is where I stand when I am shooting, and what I include / exclude from the frame. According to wikipedia, Documentary photography is a form of photography used to chronicle events or environments both significant and relevant to history and historical events, as well as everyday life.
My girls spent a lot of time home this month. As a result, we played a lot of cards, we did some crafts, and we went outside and played. 🙂 And when I saw the moment unfolding in front of me, I grabbed my camera.
I always try and pick a favorite, and I think this month my favorite is the one of my daughter sitting at the table doing crafts. I’m not sure why, something about the pleasing light and overall scene. I’d love to know which one is your favorite! Hope you enjoy taking a look, and thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
Linda Sobolewski is an on-location, natural-light, professional photographer specializing in seniors, baby, family & children photography.
Linda Sobolewski Photography is based out of Old Saybrook, CT and serves the Connecticut shoreline and surrounding areas.