This week's assignment was to use light to create a story. I really wanted to focus on story rather than tech tools. But how to involve light? I wanted to try using
a small light source in a dark room.
So, I waited until night, got my tiny flashlight, and closed my bedroom door.
Once inside what felt like a cave, I turned on the flashlight and began to play with light and effects. In the midst of this, I realized that I felt like I was seeing everything, perhaps, as a baby in utero might see it - small orbs of light surrounded by darkness.
Looking at the finished photos, I knew I wanted to write the baby's story, and I wanted it to be a baby who had been around before. This idea was partly inspired by a recent article I read, "Why don't babies remember being born?" and partly inspired by a friend's son, who spoke at a VERY young age and remembered being in his mother's tummy.
I think maybe some babies do remember.
Follow me down this rabbit hole? It's taken me all week to navigate.
This is the story of one baby.