It’s a quieter time of year for me, so I’d love to share some recent personal work.
Strong, vibrant, passionate. Since we met, Miri has always put herself out there, never shy to tell her story. We connected over our mutual life experiences and identities. That was before her diagnosis; there is no way I could possibly pretend to understand what she’s going through now. Currently in between chemo and surgery, Miri wanted some portraits taken and I was so honored to do this for her. In between: City and nature. Strength and vulnerability. Facing life head on.
My goal with these portraits was to show Miri authentically. I’m hoping I would have shot these portraits the same way without her diagnosis. Because there is no “right” way to face horrible things: you can’t be strong all the time. But Miri has always been source of strength as long as I’ve known her. We went to German Village to get equal parts nature and city, and also to visit a bookstore where we perused books on psychology and bread-making – just a couple of Miri’s passions.
A few days after, Miri committed to a bike ride to raise money to help others also battling cancer. So we shot a couple more pictures with her bike on a sunny afternoon on the Scioto Mile. You can donate to her ride here: bit.ly/MiriRides