BORDERLINES

Sometimes we make photos unconsciously - that was the case here. This image was made  in 2015 - but it wasn't until 4 years later that I 'saw' it in my catalogue waiting to share it's subtle message. What tugged at my heart was the dynamic between these two sisters. The little one feels secure knowing her big sister is close at hand to protect her - she feels safe. It's the combined vulnerability and strength of the older one that moved me - the archetype of the older sister....the boss.

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Sometimes we make photos unconsciously - that was the case here. This image was made in 2015 - but it wasn't until 4 years later that I 'saw' it in my catalogue waiting to share it's subtle message. What tugged at my heart was the dynamic between these two sisters. The little one feels secure knowing her big sister is close at hand to protect her - she feels safe. It's the combined vulnerability and strength of the older one that moved me - the archetype of the older sister....the boss.

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Michael is known primarily for the intuitive, natural way that he photographs people and places. His formal portraits, as well as his travel and documentary images of people are all built on a foundation of trust and respect. Michael's work explores the themes of identity in the individual, the family and the community.

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