It feels like the world has stopped, doesn’t it? Yet, I am very, very aware that I am here – in Needham – with my family and neighbors, friends and others (though virtually!) during this unprecedented time.
As a photographer, I spend hours every week capturing images of families in times of joy: babies on the way, newborns, siblings, grandparents and more. Those moments of joy are still happening in homes right now. I know it. But I can’t be there to capture them.
So starting today, I’ll be posting images of Needham residents using the hashtag #unitedinneedham on Instagram and Facebook. The purpose is solely to bring us together when we might feel isolated. I aim to highlight the faces of our community when we don’t see them at the grocery store, coffee shop, on the train or at the gym. Wherever and whomever you are, we’re together in Needham.
I will be taking images outside ONLY and ONLY from 10 feet away. Our session will be brief, likely 10 minutes maximum. This is not a typical get-dressed-up-and-pose-for-the-photographer session. Want to stand outside in your pajamas and slippers? Sounds good to me. Kids in mismatched clothes but you’re thrilled they got dressed? Fantastic. Wearing your bike gear because you’re headed off to ride a trail in the nice weather? Love it!
If you’d like to share your image or own the original file, I ask you to consider a good faith donation of $50 to Needham Community Council.
We are in this together.