Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Perspective

I'm excited to be participating in another challenge with other photographers. On the 2nd of every month, we'll be using a different word or topic as the impetus for the photos we share.

This month the word is perspective.



Noell Hyman recently discussed the challenge of photographing tween-age boys. Unlike his five-year-old brother, Aidan isn't going to don a superhero costume and ask me to take his photo. The majority of my shots of Aidan (excluding the funny face ones) are of him reading. I love that he is a true O'Malley, passionate about stories and books, and *someday* I'll make a layout of those reading shots over the years.

This week I wanted to get the same shot from a different perspective. I believe the book in his lap is N.E.R.D.S. by Michael Buckley. I love the half-eaten Granny Smith apple, because that is as constant a fixture in his life as the books. I buy at least twenty of them a week. We've ordered two Granny Smith trees from the Youth Garden to plant this spring.

As always, I see a bit of myself in my oldest. A book and an apple were touchstones of my childhood too. My mom used to tease me because, even after I got braces and no longer ate apples while reading, I would hold my hand out to the side, thumb and index finger a couple inches apart, as if still holding an apple.

To see PERSPECTIVE as interpreted by the other photographers in our group, head over to Janecke's site and then follow the circle back here!





6 comments:

  1. What a great image! I love the green apple and the green in the book!

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  2. Lovely image!! I also love to read. If you check out my post, the previous one is from my other blog circle, and our topic from yesterday was How I View Literature.

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  3. I love to see kids reading. I was a voracious reader (still am when I have time). My mom used to tease me that if I had nothing else to read, I would read the cereal box at breakfast.

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  4. Lovely image, don't you just feel proud of your child when he loves reading? Love the path he created on the apple :)

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  5. I love it! I know it will happen but this makes me not want my babies to grow up!

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  6. How wonderful to capture your son like this, something to cherish for years.

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