For this nostalgic feature I collected and curated locals’ memories of their childhood in Evansville. I shot the carefully-arranged opening photo directly on the painted concrete floor of the Tucker Publishing Group storeroom. Its rough texture and worn look provided the perfect surface and inspiration for the story’s color scheme.
The props for the photo were all taken from local sources — photos from readers, school ephemera, and vintage trinkets. Many objects from my personal collection are included — the diary is my great-grandmother’s, the bracelet contains my baby photo, and the doll was mine as a child (See the drool marks?). This feature, along with the corresponding cover, helped make this the company’s the best-selling newsstand issue ever.
Evansville Living Magazine