Friday, December 21, 2007
portraits of amelia
Robin Schwartz takes photographs of her young daughter Amelia, which sounds perhaps a little sentimental—and the resulting project definitely does play on the idea of sentimentality—but the ultimate effect is: wow. i recommend checking out the whole project. one by one, the images of Amelia and her animal friends definitely build up to an effect that's greater than any of them on their own. many of them are composed like classical paintings, and they play with a lot of ideas about the idealization of children and nature.
but also, this kid is just an amazing subject; the connections she makes with her fellow little subjects, with her mom behind the lens, and with the viewer are undeniable. (the monkey is no slouch either.)
(seen via TinyVices)