maandag 17 februari 2014


'A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014'

Mare: having a Marilyn Monroe moment with our vacuum cleaner
Morris: sleeping like a log, didn't even notice me jumping around on his bed to take his picture

Niet voor de mooie plaatjes kiezen, maar voor de foto's die een verhaal vertellen. Ik blijf het moeilijk vinden. Ik had mooie plaatjes van Morris en Mare in het park, sjouwend met stokken, in zacht licht. Een foto van Mare in de auto met haar grote blauwe ogen. En toch koos ik voor bovenstaande foto's. Mare die haar haren laat wapperen boven de stofzuiger en Morris die uitgeteld ligt te slapen naast zijn grote vriend Sam. Als ik hem zo zie liggen, lijkt hij ineens weer zo klein en kwetsbaar. Momenten in het leven die je niet kunt regisseren en daarom juist mooi om bij stil te staan. 


Picking the pictures that tell a story instead of the pretty ones. Difficult for a perfectionist like me. Mare sitting in the car, with her beaming blue eyes. Morris and Mare playing around with sticks in the park. Soft light, pretty depth of field. But I didn't pick those pictures. Nope. So this week we see Mare channeling her inner Marilyn. Making her hair dance by keeping her head above our vacuum cleaner. And my boy Morris, looking so little and fragile while sleeping. I love that this project lets me treasure moments like these (to compensate for the tantrums during the day). 

Last week Barbara mentioned that she chose my pictures as one of her favorites. Yay! I love the idea of choosing a couple of favorites from all the entries at Practising Simplicity, so here goes! My favorites from last week: Penny at the parking garage: I love how something so mundane as a garage can turn into something magical: gorgeous light in these pictures! | Such a dreamy and peaceful portrait at Malt Memories: love the touch of pink! | Over at Chair and Chair I spotted this soft and moody picture. A precious moment. | And last but not least: these pictures over at Lamb loves fox make my jaw drop every. single. time. Love everything about it: the use of negative space, the mood, the light. Perfection! 

2 opmerkingen:

  1. "Picking the pictures that tell a story instead of the pretty ones. Difficult for a perfectionist like me."

    Ha ha ha, so true for me too!

    1. I know, right? Glad to know I am not the only one. Thanks for leaving a comment! :)