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When Texas Monthly asked how I wanted to tackle it, I said, "I'd like to remove the setting because it's not that important." It was a hangar on an Army base, and it didn't add anything; it actually distracted from what was happening in their faces. People without the setting is a tradition of portraiture, and I think it's a useful thing for photojournalism, too.
Wranglers and the editors from the magazine were going up to families as they're hugging each other, saying, "We'd love to get a family portrait of you for Texas Monthly if you'd like." I thought, "Who'll want to do that? They've just come home after 16 months or whatever it is." But we had a line of families who wanted it documented.
It showed me that that type of photography is still thought of as a permanent thing. We all have cameras all the time, but photo booths are still a thing at weddings and parties. People want that permanence.