This morning Edie (my 4 1/2 year-old) got dressed up for school and then was playing around in June's room (June is my toddler, almost 20 months old). Edie started putting her hands through the dresser drawer pulls and hanging there, so of course I had to grab my camera. She's amazing that way--she starts doing some kooky thing that I wouldn't have come up with on my own but that somehow fits perfectly into whatever series I'm working on. Often I think certain images of mine look staged, when actually it was a matter of capturing the kids in their own acts of play or make-believe. I don't know if it's the being aware part that makes the spontaneous images fit (i.e. I notice and document the moment) or if it's a strange kind of synchronicity, in the sense that a photographable moment occurs when I need it to.
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