Monday, August 22, 2005

farm kids

I neglected to add this photo yesterday, but it's such a great one that it needs its own post. I don't know these kids, they are my husband's cousins, but I was so struck by how unlike this one is from the standard, posed "cute kids" shots that I actually find that I look at it regularly. I'm not sure why it attracts me so much; maybe because it's an almost entirely unselfconscious glimpse of a moment in time.

5 Comments:

Blogger kyknoord said...

The kid using the window as a teething ring caught my attention :)

23/8/05 7:20 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

I love this photo! It's very "natural"!

23/8/05 12:35 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Yes, the naturalness of this is decidedly perfect. I wonder if those variety acts (who ate glass, nuts & bolts and suchlike) that used to be on the likes of The Ed Sullivan Show, etc. strated the way this little tike did? Great shot!

23/8/05 3:08 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

You know what struck me just now -- it's the fact that though the little girls are together, each one appears to be in an entirely separate world. I think that's what makes it so intriguing for me. What's going on in each of those very distinct little minds?

23/8/05 3:43 PM  
Blogger onclejohann said...

Your observation on the photo pretty well reflects what I was thinking. The one on the left is the Adventurer, the brave child willing to face the world. The center is the Observer, calculating before making her move along side the Adventurer. And then there's the final child: Pensive. She is happy to remain where she is and contemplate the daily happenings with her two wayward sisters.

23/8/05 6:20 PM  

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