The child experiments with filming his imagination

The child experiments with filming his imagination
The child experiments with filming his imagination
Digital photo with post production
Copyright J Kearns 2006
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H.o.p. enjoys filming little movies and taking hundreds of photos learning stop animation. Continue reading The child experiments with filming his imagination

The Child Experiments with Playing at Being a Ghost

The child experiments with being a ghost, 2004
The Child Experiments with Playing at Being a Ghost, 2004
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From The Child Experiments series.

This was the second photo of The Child Experiments series, H.o.p. playing the ghost and wanting me to record it, confidant, I’m sure, that he was, well, ghostly, an eerie phantasm floating through the room. I obliged in post processing, but it is still obviously a child in a sheet, and under that sheet is the child who knows that all observing must certainly see a ghost.

The Child Experiments with being a Bird

The child experiments with being a bird, 2004
The child experiments with being a bird, 2004
Low quality cellphone capture with post processing
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The Child Experiments series.
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This is the first photo from The Child Experiments series, done before I even acquired a camera, taken on my phone. I took the photo, H.o.p. eager for me to capture his playing at being the bird–he had wanted wings so we wrapped paper or felt around his arms and attached a feather, as basic a wing treatment as there can be but just fine and perfect for a young child. And it occurred to me as I took it that I ought to do a series of the child experimenting with play, at being all these different things a child experiments at being as they discover who they are and the world around them.