Pink family portrait

April 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I used a canon 5D mark III with a 50mm and a 17-40. In addition I had the chance to use the Olympus OMD EM1. The lense used with the latter system was a 14-42

Said this, my equipment was only a helpful tool to capture an initial idea. An idea that brought different other ones, making this project a true and unique experience. 

Every year, at least twice, the locals in my area celebrate Carnival, where "people often dress up [...], which mark an overturning of the norms of daily life"( I know I gave a short explanation and a link to the wikipedia article. I have no intention to offend no one's intelligence, but I am just trying to get my point through to some of my relatives). My son loves this time of the year because he can dress up. He was once a fairy, then twice a witch and then a princess. 

I still remember the very first time he actually got what it was all about, we both went to the store to choose a costume. I was going for pirates, Darth Vader, fire fighters and ninjas. But he said he didn't like them because they were too scary. And he came running in my arms shouting that he found the most beautiful costume of all: a fairy dress. And I was not very supportive at the beginning. I was worried he would be bullied for his choices. But for four years straight it was a success and I forgot about it.

Until now. This January he came home very sad. He said he didn't want to wear his princess dress. "Why?" I asked. Because the other made fun of him. Little girls too. And it broke my heart seeing my little boy this way.

So when we all sat at the table we found out we weren't going to be in Germany anyway, because we had the US planned. And would celebrate it all dressed in pink. "Yes, daddy too will wear a dress". And to build up our project our amazing friends from Tucson Arizona joined in with their own ideas! And there were balloons, cupcakes and watermelon and... well you got the idea!

So without further ado... I would like to introduce you to our Pink Project!

 


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