Somewhere along the line it became apparent as quick as the flash on my little IPhone camera.. the kids were getting camera shy. It’s my own fault. I’ll take the blame. The girls know I post photos online to share with people. So now they make funny faces and avoid the camera. They’re being kids- what can I do. It makes me so sad. It makes me so frustrated. It makes me a dad on a mission. So I’ve pretty much given up posting photos of their faces and I’ve had to resort to a sort-of covert daddarazzi.. new word there.. who snaps pictures of the kids when they’re not looking, when they’re just being kids. I like to think I’ve become very creative at catching those candid moments on camera.
The result is a series of photos called: The Backs Of My Kids’ Heads. pictures started as simple snap shots:
Mostly though, I started capturing photos of the girls together, being sisters, not knowing the camera was catching little images of their childhood… catching a real love that you could see without anyone posing for the camera or saying “cheese”
I started learning that I could still get the smallest peek into their world, just keeping an eye on the backs of their heads. Once in a while, even a photo of the backs of their heads can reveal a mirror image worth a thousand words.
I’ll take the small glimpses while I can get them… I know one day the photos will be my own look back… even if it was all about them looking forward…
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