Morgan Hill / San Martin Pond / by Let It Be Raw


The pond... now quite a lake, was a small body of water hidden behind bushes on the side of the highway and next to a gated community. It wasn't a very beautiful pond, and there was a dead fish almost every time I went there, but it became a place that my friends and I would go to during summer and swim. It was the place to go when boredom hit. We also went there during winter, which was not the best idea, but Devin and Jordan were very excited about a raft they had began building during summer. College interrupted, and they finished over winter break. It worked well, but it was a very cold trial.
Documentation is interesting because you don't want your subject to look unnatural. What I mean by that is, I don't want them posing awkwardly or feeling nervous. I want more of a candid but sincere and unforced feeling. It is hard to be an invisible photographer to make this happen.