I’m often asked if I still document my children “as they are” anymore. And I have to say in all honesty – yes, however – not as often as I would like. Its not to say that I don’t want to. I just get distracted with work, life and well living. As a photographer I often find I am like a plumber with bad plumbing.
A few years ago whilst traveling I took lots of photographs of the family. Like the one above. This is Penny holding a sword that we had picked out for a shoot of the girls in an English garden – Robin Hood style.
The girls had dreamed up the shoot when they found a stick with a feather in it, all carved into the shape of an arrow. It was obvious another child had stayed in the same house, which by the way use to be the holiday house of the Queen (apparently). A gorgeous English estate in West Sussex with the most extraordinary gardens.
The girls loved the gardens. So the Robin Hood shoot was dreamed up and off we went to shop for it. A few bits of leather, old skirts and of course a sword. The one Penny is holding in the above pic.
And below are the results (which I posted a year ago). Which photograph are more real?
My answer is truly both because I just love to explore and expand on the imagination of children – whilst also documenting what they are doing with their “right now” imaginations.
To me neither is less real. Just two different styles I guess. xoxo
PS this post makes me want to go through all the family pics for overseas and share some. If only I had more time!
A sneak peek from a recent shoot. Taken at dawn, watching the sun rise.
From the second shoot that I did at the Nikon Event in Hobart with the AIPP this year. It was a blast. Thanks to the lovely boys who popped down and dressed up in your PJ’s for us! =)
A pic from the first shoot can be found here : http://jinkyart.com.au/aipp-nikon-event-hobart/
Taken at a recent workshop.
If you’d like to take part in a workshop – and photograph at a JinkyArt shoot, we have seats left in the New Zealand workshop & the Canberra Workshop in our Home Studio near Canberra. Details are at http://www.jinkyart.com.au/store.
Hope to see you there.
From a recent JinkyArt workshop.