Monday, December 13, 2010

Cheyenne McQuain

My grandniece Cheyenne lost her father at a very young age in a tragic job site accident.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lauren Gillette

I'm changing mine.

Sammy Caldwell

I've known Samantha since she was in first grade and have great amounts of love for her, piercings and all.
I don't know where her other photo is.....................

Michael Mandravelis


The 'Pure Life'

Fritz Schermer

I'm always amazed when people don't have regrets.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

John Cheeney

When did the young become so nostalgic?
In case you were wondering.......the 70's.

Mary K Hart

My husband and I and our dog Blazie walk on the beach every morning during 'dog walking hours' and that is how we met Mary K (I assume it is spelled Mary Kay but I'm not sure so i just stop at the K) and her dog Bailey. Mary K is one of the most cabable and caring individuals that I have ever met as her regret begins to illustrate. My dog loves her more than my husband and myself but we try not to hold that against her.

Gary Phipps

Our house is right down the road from York High School where Gary has been teaching art since forever. I always see him out walking walking walking, so I assume he's going to live to a ripe old age. I have to say Phippsie's regret may be my favorite of the project. First of all he looks so great, kind of Ernest Hemingway on a rare well balanced day, sporting an Elizabeth Taylor tracheostomy scar.
But really, 'I regret always wanting.' Wish I had thought of it first.
See, there I go wanting again....................

Tracy Halchovich

Tracy's family has had a summer home next to ours forever, so I have know Tracy since before either one of us had children. I always feel vaguely guilty when people use their wish for their children, since it didn't even occur to me to do so. Ah, the sad and the true!

Spencer Batchelder

Spencer works with my husband and has both served and worked in Iraq.

Wendy Frosh

Me too.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Elinore Pinto

Elinore Pinto, my grandmother and one of the great loves of my life.
We took these photos in her room at the nursing home. My mom was kind enough to be my lovely assistant that day, you can see her hands holding up the height chart.
When I was in the darkroom printing Nana's contribution to the cause I was thinking that I should go back and ask her neighbors for their wishes and regrets. What the difference would be between what we think now if now is 49 versus now is 99.
Food for thought.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Neil Rotman

My brother in law Neil.

Cassie Rotman

My sister in law Cassie.

Annie Bryer

I could photograph Annie all day. Such a great face.
The Jellicle Ball was her engagement party.
I, of course, had to Google Jellicle Ball.

Kevin Brown

Of all the wishes and regrets Kevin's is my favorite/least favorite. Favorite because it is the most honest/perceptive and least favorite because it is the most honest/perceptive. I don't know why but Kevin's is even harder to take than the people who wished they were better parents. I know I bitched and moaned at the beginning of the project about the vanilla wishes but I am stunned and really humbled by the level of generosity that many of the wishers and regretees brought to the project.
P.S. Kevin looks appropriately bereft in this photo but I'm guessing that I was probably yelling at him that he better not smile while I was clicking away.
R.I.P. Kevin Brown

Kate Henderson

I don't know if I've ever been this honest.

Abby Platt

Don't we all.

Asa Povenmire

Asa makes the mug shots look real.

Christine Mediema

My dear friend Christine, who was the best sister anyone could have.

Wanda Quinn

Wanda's mom was my next door neighbor for a million years and I just adored her. She was a widow who's police officer husband had lost his life in the line of duty as had his brother in well known Massachusetts police tragedies. If you were not familiar with the family history you would never guess that tragedy had touched their lives in such a profound manner, they were that strong as a family unit. Wanda's mother is gone now and so is Wanda. Although she did not live to see her grandchildren, no one could of fought the dragon harder or with more grace than Wandy. For three and a half years, in between rounds of Chemo, she lived life to the fullest and made a profound impact on every life she touched. Karma really got this one wrong.
Wanda Quinn

Brooke Quinn

I asked Brooke to be part of this project so that her wish and regret could be included with her mother's and Aunt Christine.

Seamus Reynolds

I had to look it up.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Isabella Rotman

My daughter Isabella in my old studio wearing one of her homemade shell bras.