Band Camp My father was a high school band director but I was never very musical. I remember asking if everyone had to play a musical instrument. Like football or lacrosse, marching band is one of those activities we can embrace with great passion in high school because it seems the thing to do, it gives us a place to belong, even though we seldom continue with it as adults.
My time in the marching band was very short and quickly gave way to many hours in the art room. Yet, the look of the band stayed with me.
Band camp is a period of intense training, usually under the blazing sun of mid-August, when most of your friends are still vacationing or at the pool.
In photographing band camp, I’ve discovered innocence, angst, perspiration, awkwardness and hormonal imbalance.