Friday, December 12, 2014

.460 the creativity project :: family ::

the one thing i find most endearing about the lack of "personal space" needed when with them.

a mother kissing her child. 

an assuring smile between sisters. 

a daughter, unknowingly trusting, perched upon her father's shoulders.

:: intermission ::

i shot a large family reunion over the summer.

in between shots, i became transfixed with the two elders as they watched their family, trying to imagine what was going through their collective minds: 

"we did this. all of these children and grandchildren and great grands and great-great grands...we did it all")

:: end intermission ::

a mother fixing her graduate.

a hug from her tiny cousin who thinks she is magic.

a niece rests her chin on her aunt.

a father and son, nustle.

an uncle nibbles his niece.

a daughter climbs on her father.

a baby pacifies himself with his mother.

a grandfather talks to his (fussy) grandson.

"in every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future"
|alex haley|


please visit one of my favorite 'photography mothers', singwa lim at buckeroomama, to see her take on this month's theme. 
she is dynamic at capturing, both, the lives of her children and the pulse of the culture and street life bolstering around her. 

when you are finished with the circle, please join us and share your own 'family' themed images on the creativity project facebook page :)

(a wild-haired "usie" for the road)