I was in Chicago last week for a photography workshop. But to call it a "photography" workshop does not even come close to capturing all of its amazingness (yes, I just made that word up). The workshop wrapped up Thursday evening, and Friday morning before my flight home, I had a session with Jack. It was perfect that I could sneak in a session while in Chicago. And Jack was the perfect little guy to be around after the workshop - he embodied so much of what we had talked about. To remember what it's like to be a kid. To be so free. So imaginative. So ok with who you are. So silly. And to experience the pure joy that can accompany silly.

These images were shot in a row, as you see them. Jack would make a silly face, I would snap the shot, he thought it was hilarious that I took the shot, laugh the most purest of laughs, and go immediately into his next silly face.

When was the last time you were silly? Free of self-consciousness. Free of worry of judgment. Just free. Of the three lessons Jack reminded me of that morning, this is probably the most difficult one for me. But thanks to Jack, I have these images to remind me what I'm missing. :)


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Olga Byc says:

really cute and natural!

(07.08.10 @ 10:42 PM)