In His Shoes
I recently chased my dog Teddy to retrieve my husband’s shoe when I realized that it was my son’s shoe. Since the shoes are similar in size and style (size 10 black dress shoe), it occurred to me at that moment that my 18-year-old son was a man, and more to the point, his father’s son.
We are on a treadmill – parents helping children grow, forever on the run. The diapers, bottles, birthdays, homework, camp, sports, driving lessons… Since 18 years had passed in a blur, I felt compelled to record and sequence the transformation from boy to man as my son followed in his father’s shoes. From infant to high school graduate, years were compressed. What makes a good father? Where does time go?
Since a photography workshop in Paris, France in 2015, Roselle McConnell has been walking the streets with camera in hand motivated by a desire to capture “the decisive moment”. Roselle specializes in architectural and street photography and lives in Newport, Rhode Island.
McConnell is a 2017 graduate of the Photography Certification Program at the Rhode Island School of Design, is a current member of the Atelier 33 program at the Griffin Museum of Photography and attended The New England School of Photography where her work was selected for the annual juried exhibit This American Landscape at the Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions. She is also part of an upcoming group exhibit in February 2021 at the Praxis Gallery, in Minneapolis, MN.
McConnell is a current contributing photographer in the upcoming book “America’s Eden: Landscapes Through The Ages” in partnership with the Newport Tree Conservancy in Newport, Rhode Island. Her extensive collection of architectural and street photography in Paris, France can be seen on her Instagram page @ParisPrettyPlease.
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