"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

my new favorite photograph




At what age do we start to develop our visual acuity? How do we first express it?

I was a lucky little girl the day I received my first camera. That Brownie gave me the ability to sharpen my visual skills early on and to share my vision with my family and friends.

I gave Abbie a camera when she was around three. It was a delightful privilege to get to see the world through her eyes.

And now, of course, practically every child has access to a camera. The breezy way kids navigate their way around their parents’ cell phones is pretty remarkable. Their ability to snap pictures is something that begins at a very early age.

You can probably imagine my excitement when I received this little snap from Abbie yesterday. It was taken by grandson Henry. I won’t “critique” it, but suffice to say, I think it is a wonderful view from the perspective of a three-year-old (who clearly felt the need to include himself in the frame). 

I can hardly wait to see more!

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Sweet.

Anonymous said...

This makes me smile.
- JM

Robin Chilton said...
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