I had this idea I wanted an “accurate description” of what the members of my family look like. This is not all of my family, just the ones I see most often. (I even included myself.) I did not tell them I was going to do this, so no one thought to look “nice” or whatever. I asked the ones wearing glasses or hats to remove them. No one understood why I wanted a photo with their eyes closed, but I knew I wanted to present the images side by side. I wanted them just how they are, in the way that one is, just spending time at home with the family. It was a Sunday afternoon in August, that we all met to go swimming and to celebrate a few birthdays. I love the some what awkward and humorous way these portraits came out. My family is so wonderful to be supportive of my ideas for images.