“Something happened along the way, what used to be happy is sad”
We shot this in a park on a cold, rainy, Saturday night during the ’08 Thanksgiving weekend. Tanya and I had become regular collaborators and we had set out to create more images for my balloon series. In this case my little red headed step-sister was a fabulous trooper. The park was attached to a school that was nestled inside an older neighborhood. The 40° temperatures and misting rain added a bit of challenge to this guerrilla shoot, but that added to our creative inspiration.
When the time came that I was ready to publish our piece I was struck by the emotion that we had captured with this image. It reminded me of what one might be left with after the end of a fun (party) romance. The title of a favorite song came to mind which I thought fit the scene perfectly.