The Child Experiments with Being Ghost Rider Johnny Angel
Digital photo with post-production
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: Halloween of 2008, H.o.p. went as Ghost Rider Johnny Angel. He wore cardboard wings covered with feathers and carried a bucket full of paper flowers he'd made, making a gift of the flowers at every house and to other trick-or-treaters as well. Marty and I strolled along, Marty playing accordion while I sang "Johnny Angel". H.o.p. never did Halloween for the candy, as he didn't care for sweets (except for straight dark chocolate) and never ate any of the candy he reaped. Halloween was always for him about going from house to house meeting people and making friends. www.idyllopuspress.com/meanwhile/3906/johnny-angel/