National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey and his 5-year-old son Hawkeye went on a road trip around the west coast of the United States a year ago. Huey gave his son an analog camera in hopes that Hawkeye would think more deeply about what he was shooting.
“We were just a father and son going on our first big trip away from mom, headed from Seattle to the Salton Sea in Southern California to make, and sleep in, blanket forts,”Huey told TODAY.”On the drive there, I decided it would be fun for Hawkeye to have a camera for this journey since it’s how I spend much of my time looking at the world.”
Huey set up an Instagram account for his son to share his photographs with the public. His account was featured in Rolling Stone’s top 100 Instagramers as well as Time magazine’s 50 Instagram accounts to follow. It also has been featured on National Geographic’swebsite. Recently, Vogue commisioned him to take photos during Halloween in his neighborhood in Seattle.
Successful at 5 years old. Kids are really something else these days.
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#FacePainting, #SeattleWaterfront. Photo by @hawkeyehuey (8/17/15) Our hope with this project is to create an example that leads parents into high-end creative endeavors with their own children. We don't have to deal with children just on the level of crayons & coloring books that already have all the lines drawn in, we can interact with them in a way that allows them to be the architect. Find Hawkeye's book at bit.ly/hawkeyebook or at the link in our profile!
Abandoned house/one-room school/church near Sundance, Wyoming. Photo by @hawkeyehuey (7/3/15). I take Hawkeye on many of the same roads and adventures that my father took me on. Some of my earliest memories are road trips to #MountRushmore and #DevilsTower (#MatoTipila) on these same back roads past these same old structures. Many of those memories for me are on old Polaroids.
Image Credits: Hawkeye Instagram