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In Collaborations

Photographer Photographed

On 05, May 2019 | In Collaborations

Oakland-based photographer Mo Saito has a gift for portraiture. His work is varied and has been published far and wide, but he’s best known for his canine photography. Recently, I got wind that he was doing an artist portraiture project, and I volunteered to serve as a subject.

We met on a rainy wintery afternoon in my studio. I had my toddler in tow, and the lighting was terrible. But we had a lovely meeting, during which I told him a bit about my work and studio practice. Afterwards, Mo suggested that we do a three generational shoot with my mother-and-often-muse at his place. On a gentle spring morning in the Bay Area sun, we did a breezy photo session. His style was calm, confident, and supportive. I think the photos are beautiful, and I see something new each time I revisit them.

Many thanks to Mo for lending us his skillful gaze and gifting us with these images.