The child experiments with being a golden dragon

The Child Experiments with Being a Golden Dragon

Digital photo with post processing
2004

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: The child becomes a golden dragon via a costume he crafted of aluminum foil. Note the fierce expression and fingers clenched to simulate claws.

2004, The Aluminum Dragon

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The Child Experiments with Being a Golden Dragon #2

Digital photo with post processing
2004

On this photo: H.o.p., however, wasn't quite satisfied with our initial Golden Dragon photos, including the above. He thought he wasn't frightening enough, and had me take another, closer shot which he hoped would capture the grand menace of his creation.