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.
When I shoot, I work quickly and intuitively shooting at times without looking at the subject, and looking for something I have not seen before. Because I am limited to 30 minutes at most per subject, I tend to shoot quite a bit, rather quickly, stopping to ask, listen, connect, and share.
Dave recently received gold from the 2014 Graphis Photography Annual.
This is a passionate personal project that redefines the role of the American Housewife. Many people claim to respect housewives, but instead see only the resented and dated stereotype.