Happy Boy

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    You might have seen less of my son that you've seen my daughter here. There are several reasons for that but the main one is that he's 4 years younger than her and it's common knowledge that you can't take a photo of a kid before he's born even with modern cameras…well ok, before he's conceived anyway.

    So yeah, this was my intro and it's in no way related to what I'm going to say next.

    The point of this triptych is to illustrate how happy a boy he is. Sure, he cries and he's sad when his mother is not around but apart from that, he just loves looking around and smile. I guess every parent says that but I've seen kids and this is my second one but you have to believe me: this is one happy boy. Everyday, he forces us to talk to people because he makes direct eye contact and smiles at them. Big huge smiles. I wonder sometimes if he does it because I'm so bad with people. When we were on the long flight to San Francisco in March, he actually spent most of the trip looking between the seats and smiling to the women behind us. So much so that at some point we just let him sit with them. Unfortunately, I can't say I can take any credit for this. The last year has been a very busy and stressful one (with some very exciting events however) and I haven't been the smiliest dad in the world. When I see that smile though, I just want to share it with the world.


    and smile.

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    1. shake.the.dust 82 months ago | reply

      He is a delight! :D

    2. jeffery.griffith 82 months ago | reply

      excellent expressions, Alex :-) hope you are getting settled in nicely in SF! look forward to the photography.

    3. skippyjon 82 months ago | reply

      Hey Jeff, we're still unpacking but we're making good progress. I can't say I'm far enough in the unpacking to start thinking about my next project but something will come eventually.

      By the way, you might want to check out my instagram stream (web.stagram.com/n/alexandre_normand/). Since that's the camera I always have with me, it's convenient. I find that the filters (although cheesy) can sometimes help make up for the lack of controls over the picture (I'm more specifically thinking of the blur effects).

    4. Fer Gregory 81 months ago | reply

      I hope you are doing great in San Francisco, at least he looks like he's having a blast!
      Nice to see some new images from you.

    5. pmexamsmartnotes.com 65 months ago | reply

      This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing under CC license. I've used this, with attribution, to illustrate stakeholder happiness on the project management blog here - www.pmexamsmartnotes.com/project-stakeholder-management-k...

    6. evanescent nest [deleted] 64 months ago | reply


    7. christian.vianello 57 months ago | reply

      I used and modified your photo for a Donor Blood Center - Avis Milano Blog.
      You can see your picture on blog.avismi.it/ and Avis Milano Social Media.
      Attribution and back link on this page: blog.avismi.it/festa-della-mamma-2014/
      Thanks a Million!

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