Friday, May 30th, 2014

What is the Smell of Fermenting Grass?

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Gramps Shovels Dirt

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Monday, May 26th, 2014

Iris Draws Wet Worms in Puddles

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Iris, Running.

Today when Martin left the house, Iris chased his car down the street, barefoot in her pyjamas. She wouldn’t let him kiss her when he left the house, but now she needed kisses. He stopped to kiss her. “I can’t leave to work this way,” he said. “You have to turn around.” We stopped for a moment. When Martin turned the corner, Iris started running again, hoping every car that looked like Papa’s was Papa coming back home. She ran all the way past Joshua’s house, all the way to the post office.

“We can go back through the field,” I suggested, hoping to distract her.

“Kiss Papa,” she said.

I said, “You need more kisses?”

“Mmm-hmm.”

 

 

 

Later, she ran through the woods.

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Friday, May 16th, 2014

Graffiti

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The Neighbors are Putting in a Pool

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I wish I had unplugged the surge protector.

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Wood-Splitter

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Saturday, May 10th, 2014

In the Chicken-Little Club House

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In the Chicken-Little Club House

 

 

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where the little chickens play

 

 

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my daughter entered in

 

 

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and closed the door

 

 

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and chose to stay.

 

 

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Monday, May 5th, 2014

2-Year Well-Baby Checkup

Last time we went to the doctor, Iris was 18 months old. I had recently done my celebratory final diaper load. We still all slept in the same room. And I rode my bicycle to the doctor’s office, amongst other places. What a lot has changed in the past six months!

 

 

Dr. Jessica Stadtmauer gave Iris a rudimentary lesson on using the audioscope.

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Iris was quite focused while examining her patient.

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Later, Iris stood for measurement.

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She is about 34 inches tall.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Wynn Bullock: Child in Forest, 1951

Aside from my grandfather’s photographs, the photographs I looked at most growing up were those in the large exhibition catalog of The Family of Man exhibit, curated by Edward Steighen, first shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1955. That book helped form the ground for my ideals in photography, none of which I can claim to have attained.

 

 

One of the photographs that stuck with me over the years was Wynn Bullock’s Child in Forest—

possibly because I found it slightly disturbing and failed to make any sense of it.

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However, when I saw Martin digging in the ball pit, I knew exactly how to photograph him.

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