The Child Experiments - Scarecrow

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The Child Experiments with Making a Scarecrow

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: Our landlord needed a scarecrow for a Halloween gag, and thought an imaginative child might craft a good one, starting with a wig stand. At least seven years later the scarecrow was still being used at Halloween festivities.