The Child Experiments with Making Wind Instruments Out of Mudane Items

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The Child Experiments with Making Wind Instruments out of Mundane Items

Digital photo with post-production
2007

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. pleased himself immensely when he made a wind instrument out of this pump that was sitting around in a random what-am-I-doing-here-and-to-what-do-I-belong fashion.