I am photographing and documenting my children mostly daily, trying to get in the frame myself to document our relationship and the things we love and do together, because I want to remember all those things and capture the growth of our family. And our family changes from year to year - that's a given. I like to go beyond my usual portraits in an attempt to weave little stories here and there of our life and our everyday rituals. It feels so dear to my heart to be able to record our ordinary day as where we are at right now.
Did you think about how many things we do during the day that go undocumented. For example, I rarely take photos earlier in the morning because there are always too many things to do in those first couple of hours of the day, - waking up, getting ready for the day, make sure my kids brushed their teeth, washed their faces, brushed their hair and dressed up, the list of things is long. Yet, our morning routine is such a big part of our story, though our daily rituals may not be exciting as such but they form such a big part of our story.
This month at "24 Frames. A Filming Project" we embrace the challenge of documenting our day in the life. We document our story and by all means we create something more significant than a family portrait, we document all of the goings-on in our house on a regular day showing our real selves.
It was a hard challenge for me, it's a lot of work also I would say! But you know what, even though the final result is not perfect technically, I missed a lot of moments in between and not all the special and dear moments were captured, I am so happy with the result as I know I will treasure this forever! Because those our everyday things that happen in life that make our day special, - all the chaos of getting out the door, setting the table and making family dinner, sleepy and sometimes, or most of the times, grumpy morning faces, learning something new, and so many more.