This picture represents a special series I have done on children. Children are fascinating subjects to observe because their behavior resembles something in between adult people and natureâ€™s wildlife. They are at once unpredictable and instinctual, yet also human and sensible.
Photographing children requires a special tact and skill. If you prove to a child that you can tap into their world they will open up to you. Interestingly I have found that children everywhere in the world communicate and behave basically the same. This truth has something profoundly important to teach us all.
Ian O’Sullivan has an exhibit running in the space of IAM, until about November 29, 2008. Contact Comment‘s associate editor, Alissa Wilkinson, for tour details: firstname.lastname@example.org.