a small girl grown
I worked with this model for the first time the other day despite trying to organize the shoot for weeks. By the time it happened, I was itching to make it a reality since it had been sitting in my mind for so long. An idea that I can't get out of my mind is the loss of childhood, and trying to get it back. There are two ways to see a picture like this - there is the depressing way, which is that she tries as hard as she can but is grown and can never get childhood back....but then there is the positive way, that at least she understands the happiness of childhood and has good enough memories that she wants them back. So many people grow up to enjoy adulthood because it is better than their childhood, or they forget all together how great childhood was. I chase my childhood every day.
I thought about several titles for this one, not the least of which were: "Down the Rabbit Hole" and "Island of Misfit Toys" - hehe! But decided not to rip off a master today despite feeling that they were rather appropriate ;-)
Model: Alexis M