H.o.p. meets Sphinx at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (Darker Version)

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The Child Experiments with Riddling a Sphinx

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: At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, H.o.p. played at riddling a sphinx. I doubt he remembered a sphinx story he wrote and drew when he was six years of age.

A Sphinx Story