Creative Destruction

June 23, 2007

Toddler Photography Saturday

Filed under: Art — Robert @ 12:46 pm

Yes, it’s time for everyone’s favorite Saturday posting tradition (which I just started) – snapshots taken by toddlers, for toddlers! Stephanie has a digital camera designed for little children (point and shoot, two-hand grips, bifocal viewfinder, invulnerable to minor falls) and loves to take pictures. And I love to inflict my daughter’s cuteness on the world, so it’s really a win-win.

This rather daring set of pieces, entitled Self-Composition Nos. 1 and 2, plays with the boundary between observer and observed, between artist and art. She is taking a picture – but of herself, taking a picture. The protruding tongue speaks to a lighthearted, even whimsical sensibility, while the more formal portrait depicts the constraints that all artists must suffer under. Where does art end and life begin? We may never know, but the avant-garde work presented here today may open a new and exciting chapter in the visual arts.


  1. has potential. keep centered. perhaps try pyramid shape. experiment with details. just shoot one eye. shoot the nose. shoot the ear. keep at it. thank goodness she doesn’t look like her daddy!

    Comment by greywhitie — June 23, 2007 @ 3:06 pm | Reply

  2. Yeah, but she does bear a startling resemblance to our old mailman. It’s very strange.

    Comment by Robert — June 23, 2007 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  3. perhaps you should ask your wife? better yet, do a dna test. get a sample from your daughter’s hairbrush.

    Comment by greywhitie — June 23, 2007 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  4. How are the photography lessons coming along? If Stephanie waves the camera back and forth while shooting, she will get a ghost-like effect. What other unsolicited advice can I provide? Hmmm. Have Stephanie take pics of all the grey hair on daddy’s head. Wait, does daddy have hair?

    Comment by greywhitie — July 4, 2007 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

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