Little moments are the foundations of a lifetime. Childhood, with all its sense of wonder and fantasy, serves as the basis for who we become. For kids, it’s easy to imagine an empty box as a roller coaster, a pillow fort as a castle, and crayon art as a masterpiece.
Amanda Chapman was born on Christmas Day, but her favorite holiday has always been Halloween. When her husband, Greg, was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, she was devastated. She decided that for every day in October, she would take and share a portrait of herself made up as a different character from a movie or story she loved.
“My perception of ballerinas, as a feminist, was that they were starving themselves for their job, that they were doing what they did for a man that was telling them what to do, that they didn’t want to grow up,” says Lucy Gray. “But,” she adds, “as a photographer, your job is to hunt down your prejudices and get rid of them.”
Photography had always been a hobby for Kirsty, but after her mother’s cancer diagnosis, the camera became her confidant. She turned it inward on herself, and it became a visual diary where she recorded all the emotions she couldn’t express in words.
Jason Travis is the artist behind “Persona,” a long-running photo series that features a portrait of an individual alongside a tabletop view of the contents of that person’s bag, neatly organized. Watch The Weekly Flickr to learn more about this fascinating project.
Every weekend we present you a selection of photos we noticed during the last week. Read on to check out this week’s selection and be inspired by these great photographers.
These days, it’s hard not to come across parents begging for our attention online by posting photos of their kids. But when you take a look at photographer Dave Engledow’s photostream, it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t have to beg for our attention — he already has it!