Saturday, February 7, 2009
I was invited to "pizza night" for this family last night and I was able to do a few more photographs of the boys. This is David, age 12. He's the "leader of the pack" in every way for his brothers in this adoptive family. He's the oldest, biggest, and probably carries the most baggage (dealing with anger, abandonment, etc). He and his brother were dying of pneumonia on the streets in Russia when they were taken to an orphanage - not a pretty place. The others look up to him and are into whatever he's into. His mom says he can be suspicious of people and definitely has had to deal with attachment issues. This is the first family I've photographed, but it seems like this will be an issue with kids who are adopted when they're older. He thought the lighting equipment was cool and he said he liked posing for the portraits. I told him he was a natural. Do you like any of these? Ideas? Suggestions? I'm not sure how well I did on the conversion to black and white. More of the others to come...Thanks!