The Child Experiments with Being a Bird #2

The Child Experiments with Being a Bird #2

Digital photo with post processing

On the series: These portraits were more collaborative efforts with my young son, than my simply taking pictures of him. He would prepare a situation and would ask that a picture be taken, which is how the series began. He wanted to see how what he'd dreamed up looked like through the eye of the camera, and enjoyed having it preserved--probably like most children. Then when I was working on a picture in post production I would ask him what he thought as we both conjured a photo befitting his dream.

On this photo: H.o.p. made a mask and armbands out of feathers and had me take pictures of him flying. He was into the art of Max Ernst at the time, constantly perusing a book of his paintings, as well as The Hundred Headless Woman.

2004, Feather

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