The Second Line of Film

Milk Film Strip 2

Family reunions can be crazy. One of my favorite things to do is sit back and watch. For this project, I wanted to tell the story of watching the progression of a family reunion from the view of a refreshing glass of milk. The glass is the main focus, while the story is told in the background.

The project is 36 photographs, just like a roll of film.

I made a choice to keep my photographs warm and slightly out of focus, as I feel that this is the style of photographs that fills my childhood scrapbooks.

This was a fun project that I shot many times as I wanted to make sure I got the flow of the subject, the lighting, and the placement of the glass just right.

In this second part, a tricky family member goes for the milk, someone slides across the bar, and the glass is starting to empty.

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Want to learn more about storytelling in photography? Here is a great resource.