I never did care for pie

Edmonton Conceptual Photography | Jenna Hobbs

Conceptual photography is by no means our area of expertise.  However, Aimee and I are currently enrolled in a year-long family documentary photography class in which we have been finding cracks of time to get assignments and projects done

as well as watch interviews, lessons and critiques online.

This month we studied conceptual photography, which is a type of photography that illustrates an idea.

We are so used to documenting, letting the world tell the story, but for this project, the idea was up to us.

After much thought, I decided to use a quote that I read years ago and it has stuck with me.

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”

Tenneva Jordan

This is me.

I am in a constant battle with myself. Constantly wanting to reach outside this bubble I’m in.

But inside I know. This is my job. This is my job right now.

To give them my time, my effort, my peace and sometimes my sanity.

This project is about what I give to my kids. In abundance.

And that it is a beautiful thing.

As for this whole conceptual photography thing.  It was incredibly challenging and certainly out of my usual comfort zone.  But, it was also wonderful and I have to say I actually loved it.  Who knew, right?!  After a month of brainstorming, both Aimee and I have actually created lists of conceptual photographs we would like to make.  Now, we just need to make the time to execute them.  We’re also both really excited to work at bringing a little bit of a conceptual twist into our family work.  It’s been really fun to look at things with a slightly different lens in our personal work and we’re excited to see how we can continue to grow in this direction.


black and white photo overlaid with the quote used as the foundation for this conceptual photography project by Jenna Hobbsa mother's hands full of flour for conceptual photography projectconceptual photography piece of a mother giving her child the shirt off her backfine art conceptual portrait of Jenna Hobbs for a photo essay on motherhoodoverhead photo for conceptual photography project depicting the sacrifices of motherhood with piefine art conceptual photo of Jenna Hobbs covered in flour for motherhood photo essayHobbs Photography photo fo a child's face covered in pie fillingconceptual photograph by Jenna Hobbs depicting motherhood

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  • Leanne10/18/2018 - 6:50 PM

    Great work Jenna. The pictures that drew me the most were the ones where you are covered in flour. For me it seemed like a really interesting way to depict a kind of denial of our own needs or identity in favour of the needs of our children.ReplyCancel

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