last summer, i was hired to spend a week with a colleague & friend to photography them in their life...it was a visual diary that incorporated a range of activities, people, places, and elements that together, celebrate a story of life. we created a schedule that weaved in the monumental with the mundane...choosing beautiful locations with meaning and significance for lifestyle & portraits, and for my own part, an every day moment.
though i photographed inside, it was on our way out that i turned and saw michelle framed in the doorway of her car and was struck by the composition with the reflection of telephone lines and the restaurant sign overhead noting a specific location. but what this photograph is about, is the action - the digging for car keys. as most women i know who are mad for a big bag (in this case, it was a big pink bag), the getting into the car bit involves a bit of a key search and as you can see, the contents of the purse start to be pulled out one by one (in this case, the dress, a pouch, glasses.) so that's what this photograph is about. i chose this moment with her face down and arms crossed as one of beautiful frustration.