Despite Being A Professional Photographer, I Decided To Learn Anew From My Daughter With Down Syndrome

The inspiration for conducting a photographic duel was brought on by my daughter Kaja who took her camera on a September school trip. I expected that, in accordance with the digital limitlessness she would bring back hundreds of photos, but to my surprise, Kaja took only five. I was astonished by the respect with which my daughter approached the art of photography.

The five pictures that Kaja made were truly a revelation. Each of the frames described only my daughter’s most important memories from the trip: a picture (taken on the bus) of the fleeing fields, a picture of the sea together with the mainland, a photo of the sea itself, a picture of a cloud in the shape of an angel (Kaja told me that she saw her guardian angel in the clouds), and a photo of an ice cream in a wafer. But this path has entailed that with time I started to look too widely at issues, to expand frames too strongly and I also felt that I fell into patterns. As every creator I felt it was time for a fresh look and I am very fortunate to have Kaja who became my example.