This series was shot at a dark and depressing time for me. My mother had just passed away, and I had spent several weeks cleaning out her apartment and putting her affairs in order.
One afternoon, a friend and I brought our cameras along and went for a walk in Hampden, a Baltimore neighborhood. There, in Roosevelt Park, we came across a skate rink and a group of young people practicing their skate boarding.
Watching the skate boarders race from side to side; glide through the air and come crashing back down, I thought of the mix of vibrancy and fragility, and the hard and soft landings, that we inevitably endure, as we travel along life's long highways.
This photobook is prepared in my mother’s honor. With it, I share my grief and sorrow at losing my mother, but I also celebrate the great warmth and joy that her life brought me.
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