The Front Porch series

In the South, the front porch is a kind of sacred space. Raw, yet guarded, intimate, yet public, it’s the first face you show the world, and the last place to retreat at night. The porch welcomes strangers, hosts family, creates separation from our daily lives, and yet, somehow, creates a space that brings us closer. In practical terms, the porch is a platform—a stage, of sorts—where life’s daily drama unfolds. How you sit, who you entertain, what you discuss, how long you linger…these little acts tell the story of who we are. No walls to hide behind. No curtains to shield us from strangers. It’s all right there, “in front of God and everybody.” Just as life should be.