Even before becoming a blogger I have always been obsessed with photography and hardly ever go a day without taking a picture on at least one device so the fact that Sebastian became obsessed too was not a shock. Children learn by copying, what they see you do they want to emulate so craft, DIY, gardening, cooking and of course photography are all high on his agenda. The thought of letting him hold my very expensive and very heavy DSLR was not an option so from around 15 months I let him use my Diana Lomo camera. It is plastic, even the lens is plastic so far easier for him to handle. The results were actually really impressive and I will share them I just need to get round to scanning in the negatives.
After a while his thirst for taking images was getting too expensive for film so I looked around at kiddo cameras and came away unimpressed. I managed to find a decent point and shoot on Amazon marketplace for £30 and bought it. I let him roam free with it and neglectfully I never really checked what images he was taking until last week when I downloaded all of the images onto my laptop and the results are actually quite amazing. I am wondering if I should get them printed into a photobook for him, what do you think?
There are selfies of course, even reflections of himself Vivian Maier style. I loved seeing how our home and world looks from his perspective. There are a number of shots of adults talking that make you feel like a toddler again when you see them. I also love some of the shots he took of me pregnant and even the towels in a pile the day his baby brother was born in the living room.
So here is a year in the life from the point of view of a short toddler (I have picked my favourites there are in fact over 700 images).