Looking through another lens: Photography
I began this photography series after a session of temper-tantrums that my children were giving multiple times daily. I felt frustrated and to be completely honest I felt like giving up and resort to screaming at the kids. Instead there was a fleeting moment when my daughter was crying that I was able to remove myself from the situation. I was able to look at it through a different lens. What I saw was almost like the eye of a storm. When everything else around us feels like its being torn apart there was a moment where that feeling was gone.
I remember looking at my daughter lying on the floor and crying hysterically over something so minimal as me saying she couldn’t have a cookie and realized that one day, I am going to miss these moments. When my kids become adults and venture off into the world, inevitably leaving me behind. I am going to miss the tantrums, hugs, kisses, and everything that comes along with it.
I decided to grab my camera and attempt to capture what I saw. The image was profound. Inside the image there was the obvious, there was pain and sadness, but as I looked deeper I began to see the way she looked at me. I was there to save her. Even though I couldn’t give her the cookie, I was still there to hold her and make her feel better.