2014

The Sabina Series

This is a timeline of the photographic relationship between me and my sister Sabina. I started photographing her in 2014 at home — I was 16 and she was 11. Through portraiture, I explored our connection. The image above is the first time I remember photographing her. The last photo in the series was taken in 2018 and depicts her at 17. The two images were made in the same room of our house four years apart. When I photograph Sabina, I focus on how it feels to be around her.

Portraiture involves delicate conversation that enables reflection and growth. The process of making images together and expressing ourselves has created a new form of intimacy between me and Sabina. Educator and photographer Ralph Hattersley once said, “We ... [make] photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” Now that Sabina work together on photos every year, I realize how far our relationship has come since that first photograph. Photographing her allows us to strengthen our connection, and just like our relationship, our photographic process is continuously evolving as we make new images together. 

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