Tag: elliecarlson


Swimming in Green

My daughter spent a few weeks at “Grandma Camp,” staying with my mom and step-dad in northern California where the temperatures bounced between the high 80s and low 100s. They have a small swimming pool on their farm, which was a daily respite from the heat—and a lot of fun for my little fish. At ...


Why I Love My Daughter’s Brain

… part one million. My daughter is wonderfully imaginative, and for a long time she’s enjoyed stories about fairies. She builds fairy houses out of twigs and leaves, makes up her own stories, and also likes the Disney Fairies stories and movies. We recently watched The Pirate Fairy on Netflix, and it kindled a question ...


A Hazard of Photo Project Work

When I’m working on books, especially photography-related ones, I frequently need to dig through my archives to find images as examples. Doing so has its own reward, reminding me (and my inner editor) that my photos can often be decent—even good. But it has a drawback, too, which is when I get stuck on images ...


Checkups, a New Photo Tradition

We took our daughter in for her yearly checkup today, and as the doctor was about to examine her ears my wife nudged me to capture a photo: When Ellie was 18 months old, I took a photo that I particularly liked. Last year, I thought I’d get a shot from the same part of ...