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this year's journal, projects, learning, practice and generally noodling about

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Environmental Self Portrait feature | Auckland Family Documentary Photographer

An Environmental Portrait is usually a portrait of someone which tells the viewer a bit more about them.  Maybe it's in their home or in their workplace, it might include tools of their trade or include items that are significant to them.  

I was in the room with the kids making some photos of their shenanigans when I saw my reflection.  This is right, I thought.  This is me and my current state of being. 

Just as I clicked the shutter my daughter

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The Couch Project {March} | Worldwide Family Photography Project

March is my month to host The Couch Project 2018 group Showcase

I think there is nothing quite like seeing a child learning to lose  themselves in a book.  As my kids have discovered reading they occasionally give me a book to read after they are done.  Then we can talk about the funny bits, the sad bits and the adventures.  In our city we are lucky enough to have amazing libraries.  If we hear of a book we can open the library app and order it.  At the moment I am reading  Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat so that we can discuss it.  While we are here, some other amazing books that my daughter has asked me to read so we can talk them through were The Red Pencil, The Old Country and Magrit The Old Country and Magrit were beautiful, immersive and strange, the kind of story that sticks around in your mind for a while.  The Red Pencil deals with serious subjects in a gentle and poetic way and made me cry several times.  My daughter was very confused that we both found different meanings within one story.  Layers upon layers I guess.  

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