One Take: Summer Nostalgia, A Study

In which we gave Maumelle photographer Christie Klepper a Polaroid, eight frames of film and one take to get the shot

WITH THIS PROJECT, I honestly didn’t know what I was going to do until I got the camera. It’s not really different from what I normally photograph—which is just documenting my kids. I just wanted it to feel like it could be from any time period. Or at least since we’ve had Polaroids. I guess because I have a lot of Polaroids from my mom’s childhood. They were always camping and going swimming and going to swimming holes. And so, that’s kind of what I think of: summer and just simplistic childhood stuff. That hasn’t really changed. And I also think it was a way for me to kind of feel connected to different generations. Because that’s what we try to do with photos: have these memories, so that we can look back on them, so that our children can look back on them, and not forget. And that’s essentially all it is, right?

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