Looking Glass Self
As people began to emerge in my photographs, they would be on the other side of the room. As my confidence increased, the distance between us decreased. Photographing within conversation space is where I have arrived. The essence of each interaction is what I wish to preserve. It doesn't always materialize. Often a smile is too self-conscious, or there's absence of trust. But when successful, for a fraction of a second photographer and subject align to reflect each other.