Friday, March 25, 2011

47: Family Portraits

 My son fell and cracked his chin last night, his most frequent injury since the first time he did it at 7 months old while learning to crawl. The cut wasn't too bad this time, and the bandage was off by lunch.

He did some hand tracings today, then colored them in and cut them out. Pretty cute, if I do say so myself. He's been on overdrive lately, perhaps a result of feeling better after being sick for so long. I couldn't get him to sit still long enough for either of these pictures, so I decided to go with it.

Last month I posted a picture of my daughter's eye, and I've been looking for a chance to get a shot of one of my son's eyes ever since. Despite the fact that all four of us have eyes in the blue/ green/ not brown family, there is a wide variety in the shades.

Another mirror frame made by my husband, way back in our picture framing days. The portraits were taken when each of our babies were about two months old.

Playing with reflections. Not sure I consider this much of a success, but I've been feeling a need to try some new stuff.


  1. i really like the layers of reflection in the last photo... and i love the blurry kid photos~ i think those capture their energy. ;-)

  2. I love your reflection exploration and cannot wait to see where this leads. The last pic reminds me a bit of Hockney's playing with sequence in his photography. Your photo is capturing layers of image, meaning, and time, which is so relevant to the medium that we use to preserve memory.

  3. Thanks, guys. It's so helpful to get this kind of feedback. I agree that it's interesting, but now I want to find a way to make it a little more aesthetically interesting.

    I've been feeling like I'm at the next chapter in this project, sort of wondering where it's going. I feel satisfied in one sense because I've accomplished my first set of goals: take artsy, non-kid pictures every day, take pictures of new things I would never have thought of photographing before, get out in public a little more with the camera (still a work in progress!). I'm beginning to run out of ideas, especially at home, but that was part of my goal, too. I figured if I ran through all the "easy" stuff, it would start to get more challenging and I would basically be forced to be more creative. So on the one hand, it's great that I've reached that point after only 6 weeks. But OMG! That means 46 more weeks to go!

    I agree about blurry kid photos. :) Although there was a part of me wishing for more light or at least a faster lens.