I love for my photos to tell a story. I want (and hope) for people to feel the emotion that I’m trying to convey through my photography. It was only natural that once my son joined his high school marching band this year that I was going to photograph them. Sure, I could take all the group shots and field performance shots of them I want, but that wouldn’t really tell their story. When I took the photos above and then put them together in a diptych, the photos took on a whole different meaning. These aren’t just a bunch of kids marching around on a field at the half-time of a football game. These are kids that are proudly disciplined and take what they do seriously. Wow, you make us look so important, my son said upon seeing this. Exactly, I said. For my 14 year old to tell me that, my story telling skills are obviously doing just fine.
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