"For this picture, I was still following my mom around. I had felt like the pictures I had been taking all day had worn her out in a sense. She lit a cigarette, which I would usually object to, and I saw the way that it calmed her. Oddly enough, it calmed me too, to take this photograph and have a little more insight as to why she smokes and how it makes her feel."
"I was walking with my Dad, catching up with him, talking about ordinary things. I wanted to capture him on his daily walk. I remember passing by the gray wall, and thinking about how perfectly gray he looked that day with his sweater and his gray hair and how it all matched the conversation we were having. This is one of those moments that I love most about photography, when you feel like the person, even someone close to you, matches the feelings and emotions of the background."