Lifeographer, Stephanie Beaty shared with us an awesome project she did with her oldest son Liam. Capturing him for a year – just here and there – doing his thing. Never asking for eye contact or interaction. One of the reasons I love this so much is because whenever I try and capture my kids as they are doing randomness it never fails – I run to get my camera and by the time I get back they are done doing whatever cuteness they were doing. So I am just in awe and in love with the way Stephanie created this set!!
Here's a little about the project from Stephanie herself:
“I began this simple series in 2008 when my oldest son, Liam, was two. I was pregnant with my second child and knew my time alone with my eldest was coming to a close. It continued for over a year. Although my aim as a photographer is to capture children as they are, these images are more candid than my portrait work . My goal was to capture him as authentically as possible during his day-to-day activities and convey the individuality of my son with no prompting from me. During the “sessions” I would simply pick up my camera and observe. I didn't interact as much, which made him more tolerant of my presence with the camera. There is no eye contact in the photos, and I had to become comfortable with that. It was a wonderful exercise — to seek out beauty in the everyday and work to frame the scenes intentionally. For me it represented a true documentary approach — I had to work to create the images in lieu of engaging my subject. They are pure, and real and unequivocally him.”
Enjoy!! Which is your favorite?! Mine is the jumping on the bed! I love the motion & pure emotion!