Yesterday we went for a walk round Chichester Marina. You can walk through the boatyard and on to fields and a footpath that goes all the way along the shore to Dell Quay. The backdrop even at low tide is quite beautiful and I tried to persuade Theo to stand with the beach behind him several times (with Jim quietly sighing in the background behind me) but it wasn’t to be. Instead I had to settle for a shot of him, stick in hand and furrowed brow.
This collection of weekly portraits I am building through the Living Arrows project will be a lovely record to look back on, but it isn’t always easy to get a good photo of a small boy who won’t stay still or look at a camera (unless chocolate buttons are involved) He turns three in a months time and I’m starting to wonder when the optimum age is for happy compliance in photos is? Have we passed it already or are we yet to reach it?