When my seven year old son told me I was missing from our family photos. Simply because I was too busy taking them. I realized I was creating photos for myself and zero for my children. They wanted to see their mother in photos, loving them, playing with them or simply glowing with pride. Born from the inspiration of a child, the missing frame series gives mothers and caregivers a chance to have their photo taken with their child, so they can gift them of a memory of their motherhood. You can learn more about how this project came to life in this entry where my son explained my personal missing frames.
His view is built on the notion of how the one taking the photos is really missing out on being in the photos. We can all relate to this simple act, as most modern forms of picture snapping is really routed in capturing moments for ourselves. So that we can remember.
The reality is hard when we flip it around and ask a child to share what they see. Because it brings the true meaning of the images we give to our children.
Do you find yourself snapping photos of all the cute things your children are doing?
Are you taking these images for yourself or with the intent to share them with others?
Do you find yourself missing from photos because you are too busy taking them?
If you answered YES to almost all these questions, please read on.
I have a true story to share.