The Child Experiments with Being a Cardboard Box Robot
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: H.o.p.'s cardboard box robot had been around for a while, and he was already outgrowing it before he thought to have me take a picture of him playing with it. The cardboard box robot was such a beloved friend that it still rests on the top of a bookshelf in his room.