On Motherhood & Sanity


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Remains of the day, Nepal


remains of the day... piles of government files lay on the sites  where buildings once stood. Faces peek out from here and there, barely visible among the dust. Reminders of the earthquake and its toll


Monday, December 18, 2017

December family self portrait, blue

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The family self portrait  project started in January 2011. 
I take one portrait of the whole family, myself included, once a month.  
In late 2013 a "ghost" writer joined the initiative and now each photo is accompanied by a poem.
In 2015 the kids started collaborating and introducing their own ideas
...the project has a life of its own

also,
Every family should do this. It's an amazing record of the little things that matter


To see previous months click on the links below:



2017
2016

Monday, December 11, 2017

Blue dream 2

Playa Blanca, Portobello, Panama
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a new series?  see dream one

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

like an undecided wave, the Transitions Series


The  transitions series is all about the middle years. when they are neither children nor grown ups.

There are so many elements in this photo that speak to this period:  the cast-over skies; the sense of of being a lone castaway undergoing a transition that no one has ever undergone before and no one could possibly understand; an unclear dividing line between what is and the unknown, the "what will be" that is yet to be determined, that line between child and adult that  keeps moving  back and forth like an undecided  waves.

Click here to see more photos from the Transitions series 

Monday, November 20, 2017

elongated bodies, transitions series


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Time is transforming my child. It is stretching his limbs as much as  his mind. 
He slowly morphs into an entirely new beast right before my eyes...