A Portrait of The Photographer As A Toddler
We gave Mini a special toddler tough camera for Christmas. Much hilarity ensued.
Hilarity, and many, many pictures of feet and various kinds of flooring.
His own feet.
But Mini doesn’t seem to want to limit himself to just feet and flooring. No, he’s also an expert on Mommy pictures.
Mini feels that Mommy cannot be captured in just one, straight-on, in-focus shot.
Mini also finds pedestrian the modern reliance upon constructs like makeup and flattering lighting to ease the egos of subjects. In Mini’s studio, subjects are not even allowed to put in their contacts before they are photographed.
Nor does he demand that his subjects pay attention to him while he’s photographing them; instead, Mini favors a cinema verite approach to his high art photography.
He can identify art in the highest of the high and the lowest of the low, as is demonstrated by the following, “Mommy Cleaning Out The Diaper Pail,” 2010.
But far more intriguing are his set of admittedly dark self-portraits.
Keep clicking, little shutterbug.