The Magic Computer Show

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The Magic Computer Show, in which the Child Experiments with Anthropomorphizing a Computer Monitor

Digital photo with post processing
2007

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: This isn't a double exposure. The transparency is caused by the movement of the camera. This was H.o.p.'s personal comuter which he immediately anthropomorphized into a friend by giving it eyes and a mouth. It was a very happy computer upon which he spent many hours doing animations.