justin explains the project in these words,
“It works like this. In the month of April, I photograph a different mother and daughter (sometimes a grandmother, too) every single day. 30 portraits in 30 days. The people that come to be photographed are strangers to me. People I’ve never met before. Instead of paying me a portrait session fee, they make a donation to the Center for Women and Children in Crisis. Participants are selected at random from comments left on the blog post regarding the project.”
the photos he took of my mom, my girls, and i…these photos mean the world to me. i don’t have anything else like them. at one point, he turned on music and had us dance – that was awesome. my mom was doing this little hip-twist move, and my girls were dying laughing. grandma can twist bab-y!
and. you know how i love details. justin thinks of everything. he had personal signs greeting us to our photo shoot at his studio, he gave us cute water bottles, and treats when we were leaving. when my mom and i went back to view our pictures this past week, he had an a-MAZ-ing slide show ready for us. i’m telling ya, he knows his stuff + he’s witty & sweet.
the 30 strangers art exhibit will be this summer in utah county – i’ll keep you all posted for the exact day and time when it gets closer.
and, if you are a daughter, with a mother, and you also have daughters – whatever have you, this project is all about females + you are a stranger to justin…i recommend applying next year. justin accepts strangers from all over! it’s rad. and, it supports a great cause.