I’m starting to look at Cape Henlopen as my Studio instead of a park. In a studio environment, it’s the same every time. It’s you, you’re subject, a backdrop, a camera. It doesn’t change. I’ve always subscribed to the notion that the goal of the exercise is photograph a connection between two people. That grandiose notion evades me more often than I am comfortable admitting when I am presented with a new location, I end up photographing the location, not the people. I tried to keep it center stage while I was with Leon and Hanaah (She let me call her Hanaah since my mouth is stupid can’t pronounce Southeast Asian words very well, my Vietnamese wife can attest to that) since the venue was like an old friend, I know it inside and out. I tried to set the stage so that there was space for them to be themselves. Spontaneous, dynamic, jovial. These two absolutely shined. It was cold, they warmed each other up, when it got too cold, we got coffee, when it got really cold, we ran around on the beach. So, since you’re enjoying these from a warm couch, here’s Leon & Thu Thu on a cold night in Lewes.