Sunday, 14 October 2012

This is Wednesday

Ok, so it's Monday today but this session was on a Wednesday and that's the point. Sometimes it's nice to do a project for yourself, to be given the seed of an idea and a reason to do it and then to make it your own.

I have three young children and we live in a fairly normal part of suburbia, we have a small old house and a big backyard. It's not the prettiest of gardens, it's a little unkempt, toys litter the lawn, there are oranges lying on the ground and the neighbours houses can be seen over the fence, but we love it.

I wanted to photograph my children at play in our garden, to show how we love the veggie patch and running through the clothes on the line. I wanted to show the lovely afternoon light that filters through the big trees in Tom's yard behind us and just how much fun you can have with three delightful children any day of the week. 

They are learning about caring for new plants and where their food comes from and they are learning to care for each other as well. It warms my heart to see them looking after, appreciating and enjoying each other.

I love the giggles they share... 

... and I love that I have these photos of them. Photographs of them just being themselves, at home, in their own environment. I hope that these images of a carefree childhood will be some of the ones they treasure when they are grown. 

There were many other photographers around the world who took the same seeds as me (sunflare and Wednesday) and made them their own. To view the work of this amazing collection of photographers and to see their corner of the world visit some, or all(!), of the blogs below. 

It's a wonderful thing!


  1. Beautiful pictures of your children! You will treasure them forever. :)

  2. Wow!! What amazing photos Elke. Just stunning.