Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

February 1, 2009

February 01 2009 A Moment of Peace

Of my albums of children photos, sleepers seem to dominate. There's something exquisite about a face that won't change so quickly I can't get a picture of it, but too quickly to trust my mind to remember. A rare moment is the siblings sleeping together: they've been bonding more strongly the past few months, playing more peacefully, planning world domination more artfully. Two together.

For sleeping babies it is best not to use flash, because that changes things. Of the photos I took, this is the best characteristic anonymity I can provide, what she is like, what he is like, in one frame they are there completely yet you cannot know who exactly they are.

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