I grew up as a single child in a little home set in a small urban community. I was raised by a single father who worked during the day and was an artist in the evenings. Now, I am a stay at home father, and an artist, helping to raise my daughter, Haley.

This photo essay titled “Long Summer Days” follows my daughter's journey through childhood as she struggles with the boredom of living as a single child in the same small home where I grew up. We largely choose a device-free lifestyle for her, which leads her to explore the world and envelop herself in her imagination and creativity. These images include subtle undertones and rich metaphors that disrupts the stereotypes of girls while highlighting my daughter's delightfully unconsciousness strength, independence, defiance, and playfulness.

She is at an age where she is developing her strong personality and it is a culmination of all these elements which I am capturing and documenting.

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12th Street Razor

12th Street Razor

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Playing Cricket

Playing Cricket

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Catching Nugget

Catching Nugget

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Changing Breaks

Changing Breaks

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Hanging Out

Hanging Out

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The Leaves

The Leaves

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Cartwheel In Napa

Cartwheel In Napa

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The Dead Warbler

The Dead Warbler

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The 5th Grade Swings

The 5th Grade Swings

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Cooling Off

Cooling Off

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Down The Dirt Road

Down The Dirt Road

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Haley On Memorial Day At 5 Years Old

Haley On Memorial Day At 5 Years Old

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Haley At 4 In A Chair

Haley At 4 In A Chair

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First Tooth

First Tooth

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On The Swings

On The Swings

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Under And Over The World

Under And Over The World

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Gull Feathers

Gull Feathers

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Dreaming In The Grass

Dreaming In The Grass

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The Ghost Towel

The Ghost Towel

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May I Take My Shoes Off

May I Take My Shoes Off

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Parker Road Corn Field

Parker Road Corn Field

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Mapplethorpe Meets Mann

Mapplethorpe Meets Mann

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The Last Days Of Summer

The Last Days Of Summer

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New Cat Ears

New Cat Ears

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Schlond Poofa

Schlond Poofa

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The Pile

The Pile

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