Admit it. This is something you really wish you could have done. As a photographer, I forever kick myself for not doing this ever since my family has become more than just the two of us.
Not to mention how great it would have been to have a photograph of the siblings taken together each year. Time and distance was probably the biggest hurdle that contributed to that piece not happening, but as for the immediate family, there is no excuse.
This should on everyone’ s list… join the Brown sisters and do it, make it happen. This article on The New York Times celebrates the Brown sisters doing it:
“Nicholas Nixon was visiting his wife’s family when, “on a whim,” he said, he asked her and her three sisters if he could take their picture. It was summer 1975, and a black-and-white photograph of four young women — elbows casually attenuated, in summer shorts and pants, standing pale and luminous against a velvety background of trees and lawn — was the result. A year later, at the graduation of one of the sisters, while readying a shot of them, he suggested they line up in the same order. After he saw the image, he asked them if they might do it every year. “They seemed O.K. with it,” he said; thus began a project that has spanned almost his whole career.”
the story continues on the next page…
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