Like I mentioned in a previous post, little girls are just so giggly. And on top of that, they’re very close. I remember, when I was still in high school, one of my first thoughts about photography was that photography is the thing girls do when they get together in big groups or with their best friend. Why did I think this? Maybe it’s because, whenever I was hanging out at a girl’s house, they always had a ton of photos on their walls of themselves with their friends in group shots at social gatherings. But, none were as artsy looking as this photo taken by Marina of her and Elizabeth’s eyes. I bet none of those girls I knew from high school ever won best photo of the day like Marina.
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Marina had a similar idea as Sofia but didn’t go down the same path of creating scenes for her stuffed Winnie the Pooh. Instead, she placed it in about 20 different locations around the home. It traveled inside and outside; Winnie was with people and without. It was high, it was low, and it even rode the bike without tires. Well, now that bike is broken.
When I first had the idea for photographing only one thing, I thought stationary. I never thought of water, or using your stuffed animals and placing them in different situations. It’s clear that I have lost a bit of my childhood creativity, but I’m glad that all the kids here at New Hope can still show me how to think and make photographs differently.
We took a trip the other day with all the kids to a beautiful spot which has grass, of all things (There isn’t much grass in Peru). We packed into one very small bus. I say small because, if you are accustomed to city bus’ like those in Philadelphia, then you should know that this bus is about one third the size of a normal sized SEPTA bus in Philadelphia. We packed about 45-55 people into one of these buses, and it was super cramped. However, once we got to our location, it was all fun and games. The girls kicked off their shoes and socks and walked around in the creek, and the boys decided to climb a tree where they could just walk right up. It was a great day for lunch on the lawn, horseback rides, and four wheeler rides. The four wheeler rides were really slow; they only went at idle pace (safety first!), and it was really great to see all the kids enjoying themselves. I mean, what is more classic than a little boy sitting on four wheeler making a face as if he’s flying down a dirt road in first place, or a young girl sitting on a horse with the biggest grin you’ve ever seen? I’d say the kids had a wonderful time.