"To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s ... mortality, vulnerability, mutability."
-Susan Sontag, On Photography
When SC was first born, I made a point to take pictures all the time, However, between finishing school, teaching for a year, and then going back to school to work on my masters degree, I got out of touch with the camera. Her first year, I made a "yearbook" of sorts, and I love looking back at all the pictures and reminding myself what it was like when she was so tiny and helpless. I have created a book for her second year, but we have not printed it yet. However, that is where I stopped. One of my goals this year is to create a book for each of year three (which will be fairly empty - that is the year I was teaching) and year four, and try to keep up to date on creating year five as we go along.
So, I decided to focus my top ten this week on photographs, and specifically, ten photos I took this morning in less than ten minutes. I should warn you, I took over fifty photographs in the ten-munute photo shoot we had in front of our house. SC does not sit still or pose in any way, so I am hugely thankful we bought a legitimate camera when she was born, that keeps up with the speed that I "snap" pictures as she moves about. Also, today is "Teddy Bear Picnic" day at SC's Mother's Day Out program, so our pictures feature a teddy bear (that used to be mine when I was SC's age!) and a flower that SC picked from the front of our neighbor's house. The purple spots on her face are not bruising, but a failed attempted at removing the marker-drawn "freckles" she graced herself with last night.
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