The Plague Doctor - H.o.p. Halloween 2011

The Child As Plague Doctor

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: Well, we had thought that 2010 would be H.o.p.'s last entry in the Child Experiments series, but H.o.p. voted we add also in his 2011 plague doctor costume. And that would be definitely the last.

The Plague Doctor - H.o.p. Halloween 2011

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