The Moments In-between

Sony A7R, Voigtlander 35mm 1.4, iso 100, 1/1600
A7Rii, Nikkor 100 2.8, iso 200, 1/40
A7R, Voigtlander 35mm 1.4, iso 100, 1/8000

These images have one thing in common, besides my son of course. They were captured in the moments in-between. The second was as we were getting ready to leave for a football game, the first was as we were leaving a school event and the third was by a window as we were heading out to the pool.

Photography is like breathing. I crave it at all times. As a parent of three, my wife and I have slivers of moments to ourselves. I remember one of Louis C.K.’s stand-up routines when he had kids the same ages as mine. He describes the walk around his car to close the door as one of the most relaxing parts of his day. I can identify with that. This hectic life has made me extremely efficient in many tasks, including photography.

Partly because of this, street photography and candids have become a favorite genre of mine. I absolutely love making landscapes, especially sunsets and sunrises, however treating everything I do as street photography has led me to create some of my favorite images of my family.

If are thinking of taking up photography but are worried about not having enough time. You must not really be interested. But if you are, consider the moments in-between and make sure you are always ready with your camera.