“When I got the call asking if I would come and document a few of this family’s favorite places around their neighborhood, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, I was thrilled. They were packing up their home after many years of living in the city, and like many of us former city-dwellers do after having kids, moving on to a quieter, suburban existence. More space, near family. Only this wasn’t just a move to Long Island or New Jersey, this family was making a huge life change and moving all the way to Austin, Texas. So documenting Brooklyn for them was a huge honor – being entrusted to record their favorite places, for them to take across the country and hold onto forever. A little piece of Brooklyn in the heart of Texas.”
Artist Biography: Francesa Russell, of Francesca Russell Photography, is a photographer/filmmaker, stage manager, and mother, who resides just outside New York City on Long Island with her partner Eric, and their two kids, Lila and Logan. Francesca has been a professional stage manager for twenty years, but is taking a little break from Broadway to raise her two kids. She started her photography business in March 2015, specializing in documentary family photography & films. She first began documenting life with a DSLR while on tour in 2007, and experimenting with DSLR video in 2012. Francesca is also an avid knitter, crafter, list-maker, meal planner, adventurer, learning addict and project-a-holic.
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn – East River Park, Odd Fellows Ice Cream