“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place … I’ve found it has little to do with things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliot Erwitt
For those of you who are new here, this is our Project 12 Portraits inspired by Chris Orwig’s Book : People Pictures. We are a group of photographers from around the world, who shoot a new portrait based theme each month.
I totally forgot to shoot anything specifically for this theme. However, as a mom I document our life with my camera to remember, to hold as tightly as possible to every detail as long as possibly can and because of that my camera is almost always within reach. I remembered pulling out the camera the day my kids were playing with the hose at the Grannie and Papa’s house. When I watched them drag out a big bucket and bottle of dish soap to wash my Dad’s car that day I knew it was something I wanted to document. I wanted to remember every little carefree detail. The way Jordan’s Skylander underwear were hanging out his pants, how the bottom of his tattered pants were soaked with water and the serious look on his face while he worked. I wanted to document that bony little back of his that makes the poor kid look like I don’t ever feed him, when in reality he eats like a growing teenage boy. I wanted to document how Leah’s tattoos were half rubbed off because she likes to keep them on forever. And her long beautiful sun streaked hair that she hates to brush. My little ones are so lucky to get to a lot of silly, spur of the moment fun moments at Grannie and Papa’s house. It is very rare for either of my parents to say no to my kids, I guess that is what grandparents are for. We don’t live far from any of our family and for that I will be forever grateful.
Please be sure to follow the circle, up next is the creative and talented Jessica Holden