Thursday, July 16, 2009
The odd perspective of a child
Laval, QC, July 2009
A funny thing happens when I hand my camera over to our eldest son, Zach: I realize his sense of composition at the age of 14 far exceeds mine at that age. It's quite a kick to watch him wander around a scene, measure it with his eyes, figure out the one perspevective that'll have the most impact and then shoot it. It's quite a kick to imagine how good he'll become if he decides to pursue this seriously.
He's very thoughtful behind the lens, which isn't odd at all considering where he comes from. But things do tend to get a little wonky when he's in a comedic mood and wants to get a reaction out of his audience. Which is as it should be. I'd have him no other way.
Your turn: Do children look at the world differently than we do? Why might that be so?
For more odd-themed insanity, please click here for the launch entry for this week's Thematic Photographic.