Grace is an architect with a beautiful, expansive, modern home. She’s also a mother, writer, and American housewife. As a conservative Christian, Grace is interested in balancing tradition with customary aesthetics. There is a bit of a juxtaposition between a sense of a modern home and fashion against the conservatism of spiritual beliefs, but she makes it all work seamlessly.
Photographer Dave Moser wins a Graphis award for his entry in the 2015 Photography Annual. Out of thousands of entries in 2015, only a few hundred were chosen worldwide for Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Merit Awards.
We photographed our first subject on a cold and snowy day in February 2011. My assistant of 5 years called in sick, a first, leaving me with my second assistant on her first day of assisting ever. We decided to move ahead as I had already been delayed a year, mainly due to the writer vacillating on numerous concerns and subjects’ apprehensions.
I was asked to create imagery that “comforted the afflicted and afflicted the comfortable.” I set out to create portraits of the residents that showed homelessness affects all demographics. I wanted the portraits to convey transcendence, from a very difficult and dark time to a time that has hope and relief.