From Our Editors
Growing up, Jessi Shidransky would stand at his window, framing the view with an invisible camera. Today, he carries professional camera equipment and snaps photographs from a much closer angle. He works with his subjects to capture the emotions of memorable occasions—including a newborn's first months, weddings, and bar mitzvahs held in a volcano—as well as artful peeks at ordinary life. Many of his shoots are set outdoors, taking advantage of the natural light and informal atmosphere to create shots such as a girl in rain boots on a balcony to a boy swinging through trees in a pirate's bandana.