Tara, Sam and I took these photos one evening in Tara's studio, late 2014. It was probably humid and hot outside, no one else around, and some great lights and film. I love self timer work. It's ten seconds to strike a pose, or move, feel a feeling, express yourself, look in the lens, all of it. It's proof. A moment in time.
I love these shots. I was hanging out with Tara and Sam a lot when we took these shots, they were dating, and I was the neighbor. We had a lot of fun, talked a lot of shit, exchanged many great ideas and were catalysts for each other. Sam giggled a lot and listened to us conspire. I was reminded to be curious with Tara - she had become my muse, as she was discovering her performance, her stage name, her show.
The portraits I took of her during this time reminded me of what I was looking for in a subject, and who I was as a photographer, and as an artist.