16 November 2012

this might be


my favorite polaroid. that I have ever taken, ever. my favorite photograph of ezra, ever. because all I did was follow him down the street, SX-70 in hand. I did not ask him to wear the hat, did not tuck the orange plastic water gun in his front pocket. I did not tell him to turn and look at me through binoculars. it's just who he was in that moment. ezra, brave explorer of the neighborhood. ezra, two whole years ago. ezra, age six. 

which is why it's worth more than all the money in the world to me. (and then some).

24 comments:

  1. This might be my favorite polaroid, too, even if I don't know Ezra. So lovely!

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  2. Reminds me of Moonrise Kingdom!

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  3. Awesome shot - kids are the best for giving you that great shot you could never have manufactured :-) xxxx

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  4. I agree with you. It's so fun when this magic just happens and you can snap that shot, and just know that life is beautiful without having to pose for it. Great picture!

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  5. You just got to love moments like this ;)

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  6. I love it too. Candid shots are the best, when you catch the ones you love just being themselves. :)

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  7. You are right. Best. Ever. Still sending love your way. In the biggest buckets I can find. Your last post broke my heart, but also shone of hope that you know the wave will pass. You are loved, friend!

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  8. This photo belongs in a Wes Anderson movie for sure!

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  9. I so get that. Priceless indeed.

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  10. yes. yes and yes. it has wes anderson all over it.

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  11. With it being a polaroid and him wearing that ensemble, this could easily be Ward circa 1974/5.

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  12. Oh man, I agree. One of the best photos I've ever seen. Perfect!

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  13. Timeless, iconic, classic. Totally captures "adventure" in every sense of the childlike word. So very good, Andrea.

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  14. Aren't those "this is me" boy moments the absolute freakin' best?!

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  15. This kid is truly an explorer in his own ways! It's awesome how you took that moment while he was doing his "Adventure" :)

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  16. I'm wondering if Wes used this as his inspiration for Moonrise Kingdom... you certainly were first :)

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  17. I remember this one from Roid week! It's one of my faves too! It's so cool how you can remember every little detail about each shot you take. I can too.

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  18. Wes Anderson, eat your heart out.

    xo
    cortnie

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