The Fifth Line of the Film Strip

Milk Film Strip 5

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 fifth part a plastic bag gets stuck on someone’s head, a trade in hats begins, and the glass is almost empty.

Milk Photo 25
Milk Photo 26
Milk Photo 27
Milk Photo 28
Milk Photo 29
Milk Photo 30

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