One of the things I would really love to know is how Tam really sees the world. Well in the past few days, through photography and his choice of photos, I have found out a little bit of how he sees the world.
One of the things that Tam loves is seeing the printed photos or negatives we have taken. So we have come up with a little process where he presses a key to make a photo be tagged green and that will be printed. Below are the photos he selected from a bunch I took of him and some old ones I threw into the mix.
Compared to my view of my son
Not ones I would have picked as Tam is either blurred through motion or out of focus. For Tam though he prefers these photos. When I printed some photos he showed no interest in them, but the ones he printed he sat and looked at for a while and put them close to where he sits.
Tam see things different. I knew that, but the way he sees things are of no less value and I realised that the photos he picked had value in that they present Tam in a more honest way. He is always on the move and I often have to take 10 photo’s to get one that is in focus and has no motion blur. Tam sees himself more as he is, always moving in his world and never really that still.
And the photos Tam takes I still need to work out.