This is Maddy. She’s my one and only niece. This is a series I snapped in my room back in August. My sister was in the background editing my cousin’s slideshow (to be played at her wedding) so I had to look after Maddy. My brother Ray came into the room and started throwing her up into the air. So elated was her expression that I had to grab my camera and start snapping. She’s lit beautifully by my big bay window here. I love how soft the light looks, the way she is framed in each photo, and how the blue and black boxes in the background give you a measure of vertical distance from shot to shot. I think my white walls also add to the relative simplicity of the photo.