Baby and kid photography is particularly difficult because you cannot communicate in a detailed and complex manner with your subject. You must be skilled in not only framing, lighting, and composition but you must also be adept at keeping a little person content and directing their attention to the camera. Thankfully, AtEdge photographer Lisa Wiseman possesses these skills and more.
Personalities begin to form well before a person is able to speak and Wiseman’s portraits capture the beginnings of a consciousness, of a being that may not know what the mechanical object is in front of it’s face but it knows that everyone gets super happy when they smile and so they may as well smile.
The person in this week’s portrait is not smiling though. He is interested, critical even, of his experience in front of the camera. He is matching the photographer’s gaze in a remarkable way, certainly not expected from a child. You can’t help but wonder what type of person his little guy will grow up to be.