When Stone and I went to Detroit in November, we purchased a Fisher-Price Digital Camera for the kid. It cost something horrendous, like $45 USD but that's a lot cheaper than replacing her grandfather's Nikon D80. Designed so any 2 year old can understand and use it, It's made of Sturdy, water resistant and shock-proof rubber and plastic, and has survived a few trips down the stairs.
Best of all, It did not come with some sort of totally fucking stupid disney-tastic crap software for downloading the photos. I use a USB cable, and treat it like a memory card. It's perfect.
The quality of the photos leaves a lot to be desired, but it's been fascinating seeing what the kid has been taking photos of, and seeing how she sees the world. She takes about 200 photos a week, the self portraits are the most interesting. Below are a few example's from this week's pictures.
Things That are Important to a 3 Year Old: A Triptych
The Rocking Horse "Flicka"
Our Second Series Highlights things you see a lot of when you are Two Feet tall.
Legs and Feet: a Visual Journey into the World of Toddlers
And to conclude our Exhibition:
The Most Important Things in the Entire World;
A photographic essay on Unwanted Wadi Cats.
If you have a Toddler, I cannot recommend highly enough the purchase of a Kid-Safe digital camera. We have had an Absolute Blast with it.
More From here soon.