Oh, to see the world through the eyes of a child once again!
How easily jaded weariness replaced awed wonder.
But rejoice! For that annoying habit of your child stealing your phone and taking 3000 photos is actually a blessing in disguise, a rare chance to glimpse the world anew.
Here I have outlined some of the common themes revealed when kids take photos.
The desire to take photos of oneself is universal.
The Selfie x 1000
Also universal, the inability to stop taking photos of oneself.
The Emo Selfie
Not just the domain of bedroom-dwelling teenagers.
The Emo Selfie x 1000
It turns out the Emo Selfie results in deeply unflattering images, no matter how young and sweet the self's face may actually be.
The Accidental Artiste
Scrolling through the 3000 pics, sometimes you stop and say, "Well, wow!"
The Celeb Shot
None of us are immune to the glitter of fame.
The Artist's Muse
Sometimes a subject just captures the photographer's imagination….whether the subject likes it or not.
The Still Life
Bowls of fruit, a bunch of Trashies – it's all art.
The Experimental Phase
Some artists procure mind-altering drugs to enhance this phase however, red cordial will do in a pinch.
There is no greater injustice than the intrusion of a sneaky photographer with a long lens. Or a kid with the flash off and the phone on silent. Not. cool.
NB: I may never eat again.
Can you recognise any of these themes on your own camera roll? Is your child any better at taking photos in focus than mine?
Yes, so much to love about kids taking photos. And so much to delete. But I guess I'm just grateful there were no dick shots or "Hey, I'm on the toilet!" pics.
So much to look forward to…..