My daughter Emma is born creative, she writes beautifully, has published one book, and is a gifted photographer.
A few years ago, she decided she didn’t want the bizarre life of a book writer in modern America.
She wanted a more orderly life than an author can have. She is very happy in her life in Brooklyn.
She got a good job managing the baseball coverage of a sharp and successful sports website called the Athletic. It’s a great site, and it got me back into following baseball.
Lately, she has been taking a remarkable series of photographs of her daughter Robin, who is four. Sometimes she sends me one she likes, sometimes I ask if I see it on Facebook or somewhere else.
In general, Emma does not care to be photographed, so I don’t put up any pictures of her without her permission. That improved our relationship.
Her photos of Robin show a person opened up, with a photographer’s eye for composition and emotion.
Saturday, she took this remarkable selfie of her and Robin in front of the giant crab at the aquarium. Good pictures often tell us more than the photo suggests at first glance.
This is a memorable portrait of a mother and daughter exploring the world together.