Ok...Ok...I know that most of those reading this blog are totally un-interested in the details of an advertising photo shoot, as detailed below. Correct? To you, I apologize. But...I do think it's important to be honest about how I make a living: book and print sales from Sex Machines and my current project Weird Photographs of My Kid really do not pay the bills.
Earlier in the week I asked some of the blog readers to share with us photographers who were working with children in an interesting way. The one who has really taken my breath away is Wendy McMurdo. I found this analysis of her work on the web that I thought was right on:
Wendy McMurdo works with traditional photography and computer technology to produce pictures of children who seem slightly 'out of this world'. Her images exist somewhere between fact and fiction. Like the work of American documentary photographer, Helen Levitt, these photographs represent moments of play or reverie where the children are isolated from the world of grown-ups. But they are not simply the documentation of a child's world. Many have the formal look of a dramatic set piece and hark back to historical portrait painting conventions. In addition, McMurdo uses digital techniques to manipulate the image, deliberately removing or emphasising certain elements to undermine the apparent objectivity of the photographic image and to highlight the subject.
I couldn't say it better myself. Dig into her projects HERE.
all photographs by Wendy McMurdo