Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's Good to Be Young

I shot some kids the other day. I do that.

This guy was a handful.

As was his brother.

Their sister was the perfect model. I guess it could be an age thing, but I suspect it was a girl thing.

I love the way kids just think about the things right in front of them. They don't seem to spend a lot of time having regrets about yesterday, nor do they tend to worry about what's coming up. It's just now. The cookies. The toys. The laughter. And even those things they don't give much thought to.

In a way, doing photography of children is the hardest and the easiest thing in the world. It's hard because it's exhausting trying to keep up. But it's easy because the pretense is nowhere to be found. It's just pure. Pure fun. Pure emotion. Pure wonder.


Lori said...

I loved your comment about the way kids live for, and in, the moment. If only we could all live that way! Of course, then the bills and dust bunnies would pile up and the moment we were living in would be pretty grim. Anyway, I still love thinking about how kids do that so phenomenally. Also, you photos are great!


Scott Roeben said...

Thanks for the kind words!