What do you think the world needs now? Well, at this moment I’m not really sure what it needs. I’m sure it needs more than I can bear to give. But maybe it or you just need this photograph which Sofia set up and shot. Maybe we can learn from a tiny monkey with a blank stare hugging a giant laughing rabbit. So, if you’re tired of all the awful news you read in the news paper and hear on the radio and on the nightly news, come here for your daily joy with photographs like these. And, maybe in the years to come, you’ll catch the name of a famous photographer and realize you used to see their photographs here.
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Pictured above is probably one of the most out going little girls I have in my class. Her name is Sofia, and she is about 9 years old. She absolutely loves photography class. So, I can imagine that she was following Elizabeth around while it was Elizabeth’s turn to shoot pictures, and that is my theory as to why she is in this picture jumping on the bed. However, all the kids bombard me as soon as I walk in to the home with questions about when we’re having photography classes next, so I suppose they all love class equally. I just hope they like it as much as kids love jumping on beds.
Following the idea that the kids were to photograph only one thing for their project, there were some kids who took it in yet another direction from what Henry did with his water idea.
Sofia decided she was going to photograph her stuffed animal in all kinds of different situations. As you can see, her stuffed animal is learning to read; but that isn’t the only thing she had it doing. It was all over the home in all kinds of places doing all kinds of things. Besides reading, it was also having tea, hanging out with the dog, and even spending time with friends of Sofia.
When I saw these photos that Sofia created, it just struck me. I hadn’t seen anyone do anything like this. It’s almost along the lines of a studio photographer creating their own set and placing the subject where they want and having it do what they want. Or instead of looking for a creative photograph, she decided to create her own. I thought it was genius and showed a lot creativity. BRILLIANT!
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.