The Child Experiments with being a Voracious, Pot-Sticker Devouring T Rex

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The Child Experiments with being a Voracious, Pot-Sticker Devouring T Rex

Digital photo with post processing
2006

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: A trip to the local Museum of Natural History netted a T Rex mask and some pot stickers afterwards. H.o.p. ate the pot stickers as a ravenous, terrible T Rex, while watching cartoons on the television which you can see he has made into a friend by giving it eyes and a nose above its very big mouth. In the background are artist dummies that he would spend hours posing for stop-animation.