I’ve been working on a personal project that documents the boys when they are asleep and first waking up, then combines that moment with a portrait of them wide awake during the day. The idea is to show the differences and similarities of our time asleep and awake, and how we relate and react to the outside word in each.
Through the use of a diptych, the two worlds can be directly compared and contrasted. It’s a neat idea and I’m already learning more about my boys than I did before. I’m not sure if I’ll carry this project past my own family, but it would be interesting to see what kind of stories a full book of children could tell… maybe even carry the idea over to adults, too?!?