A certain aspiring young photographer has been harassing me for several weeks now to go out for “a picture-taking walk.” After lying dormant for close to a year, his Fisher Price camera was discovered and Oliver has been a photo taking machine.
So, this morning we went out into Ben Lee Park – him armed with his camera and me with my iPhone – to capture the world as we see it. I thought I’d share some of his haul.
While there were a lot – A LOT – of duds in the collection, there were several that stood out to me as kind of catchy – like this shot of a bottle cap and his toes. The funny thing is, he has no idea how popular feet shots like this are right now (if you’re on Instagram or read blogs you’ll know what I’m talking about).
I love the (again, accidental) dream-like quality of this tree shot.
Oh, look, it’s me!
Of course I much prefer to be behind the camera, as do most photographers. So I busied myself capturing our star photographer with my iPhone camera.
Two things I love about taking pictures are capturing a moment to hold on to, and capturing the world through your own eyes. I loved looking at the world through my son’s eyes this way – however distorted, blurry, and sometimes bizzare it was at times! After countless close-ups of bark mulch or playground equipment, just randomly I’d find a keeper like this one, of Mr. Pear Tree and little sister, Amélie…
These two coordinate with two of the shots I took of Oliver, above, taking dandelion pictures…
I can’t wait to see what he comes up with as he develops his eye, and technical skills!
Do you remember the first picture you took?
– Words by Lori-Anne Poirier
– Photos by Oliver Poirier (coloured)
and Lori-Anne Poirier (Black and white)