Measuring Up

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Created: 10/20/11
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Measuring Up
... it's all about expectation management.

Photographed 2008, pigmented inkjet, 11"x14"
  • Measuring Up
    ... it's all about expectation management.
  • Measuring Up is an editorial story created to fulfill a challenge (given to me by Harvey Stein) to shoot Coney Island.  On my very first visit I was taken-back more by the feeling than the actual facade. I opted to relay this impression through a juxtaposition of refinement and simplicity.  Issues considered were based on the connections between various patrons that I observed while visiting the park. These are portrayed in this series through a relationship between a mother and child; both trying to measure up to each others' expectations—both often coming up short.

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