When I started the We Are Medway Project the goal was all the photos be taken at my studio. I even use a specific lens so I am close to the subjects, we can talk, talk about Medway, it is a personal project. It’s been a couple of years and we recently got to 250 people in the project. Then the virus hit. People are organizing events and fundraisers to assist people. One of the trends going around is porch portraits. Taking photos of families in front of their houses from a distance, the opposite of the personal feel of my project. Sunday, my wife and I drove around town and took family photos for the We Are Medway Project in return for donations to the Medway Food Pantries. In total; 111 families, 422 people and an incredible amount of food donated.
Thank you to all who joined. It was a day we won’t forget. People stopped us on the route asking to donate. Catching up with people I have not seen in a while, meeting new people, all from ten feet away, it was a great way to spend a Sunday. Especially one after many days of not talking to people. Not the best conditions for photos, tough lighting, only minutes, distance, the stress of the world, but we made the best of it. It will take me a bit to update the project website with the bios, but below is the whole collection of the latest (and largest) installment of the We Are Medway Project, The Corona Edition, and the whole project is here.