It's been quite a while since I took on a personal project to photograph some of my close friends.
Well, I have finally completed the project. It really shouldn't have taken me so long, but, schedules being what they are, getting sidetracked by everyday life, and convincing my friends to cooperate took longer than I expected.
I chose these guys because I have known them nearly all my life. Carl I actually met in kindergarten, Dan in 2nd or 3rd grade, and Mac and Scott in 7th grade. We've done stupid things together, traveled together, gone to and been in each other's weddings, watched our kids grow up, and stood by each other in times of difficulty.
It is not easy, after all these years, to try to look at them objectively - but I have. And what I see are honorable, intelligent, accomplished, straight-forward men - with a remarkable appreciation for the ridiculous. (Bear in mind that I do not use the term 'men' indiscriminately - being a man or woman is not a function of age, it is a function and reflection of character.) These are the people you want living next door to you.
They are good friends, and I am both fortunate and proud to be able to call them so. I hope my photographs have done them justice.
As I have done before, I'd like to also note a few photographers whose work I especially admire and respect. Take some time to look at their galleries. It will be worth it.nightline.deviantart.com/ammanda.deviantart.com/johnperi.deviantart.com/photoscot.deviantart.com/nothing-mind.deviantart.com/
All the best,