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A 1973 Pontiac LeMans hits a tree. Windows shatter and panels bend. The local fire company quickly responds, assessing the situation and cleaning up the mess. A young volunteer from the rescue squad takes out his camera and carefully snaps a photo of the scene. That picture ends up landing high-school student Sean Duffy his first gig as a photojournalist with his local paper, the Daily Intelligencer. Since then, Sean has spent nearly three decades covering events ranging from the 1987 NFL strike talks to the Challenger hearings at the White House, snapping shots that have appeared in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, and on oddly burnt pieces of toast.
Within a renovated garage situated behind an old antique store, Sean Duffy's 1,000-square-foot photography studio brims with clear light and liberating space. Here, he captures the unique personalities and spontaneous smiles of families, graduating seniors, and narcissistic poltergeists by carefully listening to their desires, aiming to match each image to the one dwelling in the client's imagination.