I’ve limited my normal photo sessions during the Covid-19 pandemic. But I still have a desire to not only create, but to interact with people in real time. I do realize that I need to be smart about this and use some common sense as well. So after I saw this post by my Main Line friend Aliza I knew it would be the perfect chance to keep my skills in tact, connect from a distance and provide everyone a way to giveback. As a Philadelphia resident I see all to often the affects of hunger and how low income families struggle daily. But the Corona pandemic has elevated these struggle even more. So here’s how I want to help. It’s called the Front steps Project.
The purpose of this project is to bring us together as a community during a time when many feel isolated. My aim to highlight the faces of our community during a time when we might not notice them in passing. Starting Tuesday March 24, 2020 I will begin offering sessions five minute ‘Front Steps Portraits” of Mt. Airy residents on their front steps.
Within a couple of days I will email you the digital file of your session, In exchange I ask that you make a donation to The Share Food Program. I will share these photos to Facebook and Instagram and you can too. The project hashtag is #frontstepproject
To be clear: I will be taking images outside ONLY and from at least 10 feet away. Our session will be brief, likely just 5 minutes. This is not a typical get-dressed-up-and-pose-for-the-photographer session. Want to stand outside in your pajamas and slippers? Sounds good to me. Kids in mismatched clothes but you’re thrilled they got dressed? Fantastic. Wearing your bike gear because you’re headed off to ride a trail in the nice weather? Love it! Be you.