In a time of Instagram, when perfectly styled homes, children, outfits, and even color palettes appear to be ubiquitous, documentary photographer Laura Beth Davidson’s photos are like a breath of fresh air.
If you’re anything like me, you probably have somewhere between five and ten thousand photos on your phone. Most of them you rarely look at, with the exception of those rare moments where your flight is delayed or the doctor is taking too long and you’ve got the time to flip through, endlessly.
When we discovered Claire Guarry’s photos, it was love at first sight. Her images truly felt like the epitome of what inspired us to create Mootsh: an anthology of photos that tell stories in a powerful and genuine way. The images document her children’s childhoods and her family’s wanderings. Their freedom and love for each other. The result: incredibly beautiful images that convey emotions in an honest, wild, almost raw kind of way.
One of the first things I learned when studying photography was the difference that exists in English between taking a photo and making a photo. In French you can only « take photos », in English you can « make photos ». I am drawn to what that implies.