Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Baby Joey

 My kids are tired. They're little (1 and 3) so it doesn't take much but summer is definitely exhausting them. So we took a down day this week. Lego, drawing and promised all the CBeebies/Pixar they could handle. If you have or have had toddlers you'll know this is like the planets aligning, but Bow napped and Euna engrossed herself in some Justin Fletcher programme and I opened Creative Live and watched Anne Geddes almost entirely uninterrupted for the afternoon!

It was an amazing watch, not training, more a really informal chat about her new books and her working life. But one point she kept coming back was how much she genuinely loved and adored babies. She talked about important babies are and how they hold so much potential and purity. How in the past it has astounded her to have her photographer peers make undermining comments about baby photography like it doesn't posses the potential to have any of the depth that other genres have, but then don't those people go home and see their own babies as the most wonderful and precious beings in the whole world?

What a wonderful thought. To think about how important our babies are. How precious. What depths of potential their purity holds. Then how sad to think some need reminding of it. Especially when you think about how fast the world works and with that speed sometimes our babies get lost. Our Mums swept up in "who's got their s&*@ together the most" competitions that they don't actually recall entering and far too many corners of the world still insisting on children being seen and not heard despite the turn of the millennium

"Babies are my inspiration and my joy. In them, I see innocence and the precious possibilities of each life unfolding. In my images, I hope to convey a measure of the beauty that exists in all children." Anne Geddes

And so on to a few from the last couple of months whilst I've been far too busy to blog! Rather fitting to show you these of beautiful baby Joey, whose fabulous parents are literally the very last people to forget the importance and preciousness of babies...

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