Step out your door and smile: Holly Harper, a Hill mom and photographer, is taking portraits of families on their own front steps–from a very safe distance on the street–as part of her #FrontPorchDC project. Holly hopes to bring joy and connection to the community during this time of social isolation and will use 100 percent of money earned to support locally owned Hill businesses.
Holly was inspired by an article posted on Moms on the Hill (MOTH) about a photographer who started this up in Massachusetts as #TheFrontStepsProject.
Holly adds her own “spin” by biking to all #FrontPorchDC bookings. She started yesterday and expects to bike more than 30 miles this week.
“I learned a TON yesterday about lens choice, biking while on live video, and the impossibility of taking photos while wearing a bike helmet,” Holly wrote. “But I also learned that there is still joy all around us. So many newborns and baby bumps and friendly faces.”
I also learned that there is still joy all around us. So many newborns and baby bumps and friendly faces.”
If you want a #FrontPorchDC photo taken, email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Holly suggests payment of $50 for a session. Tomorrow, Holly’s route has her going down 14th Street NE from H Street to Congressional around 5-6 p.m., so if you live nearby, get in touch ASAP.
Read more about Holly’s project on her website and follow her #FrontPorchDC adventures on Instagram or Facebook.
Read about another Hill artist’s creative project to help those affected by COVID-19: “End the Disconnect,” an Awesome Art Project and Fundraiser on the Hill.
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