Mista Skee

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"The Wonder years"

What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do: John Ruskin

"The Wonder years"

Somewhere along the line, we adults lose the ability to "Wonder". The inquisitive nature of a growing kid sadly gets put on the self to catch dust only to be replaced by what can only be described as "Boring" which sometimes we might misconstrue as "wisdom".

Our sense of adventure, daringness, and even our dress sense take a gigantic u-turn (out come the golf trousers, jumpers and caps and how can i forget the white socks)

We become more regimentally inclined about the way we do things. Our "likes" are our likes and well, who cares about the rest.

When I look at my nephew (picture above) and how his take on things, much as any child, radiates nothing but joy and then I look at some adults, the big Q is "…SO WHAT HAPPENED!" how did they get like that?

Somewhere along the way to adulthood, my theory is that, the childhood dreams that we had slowly erode away, we lose sight of what we might become and realise what we can't become.

For many of us… we need to start wondering again!

In life, we get what we expect!

About my Compositions.

I believe that all these picture can stand independently of each other, but arranged in the right manner they start to tell a story, the single coloured picture is carefully balance to the left by 3 sepia toned one thus creating a good balance. The picture top centre acts like a "fulcrum" between the two sides.

"The Wonder years"

What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do: John Ruskin

"The Wonder years"

Somewhere along the line, we adults lose the ability to "Wonder". The inquisitive nature of a growing kid sadly gets put on the self to catch dust only to be replaced by what can only be described as "Boring" which sometimes we might misconstrue as "wisdom".

Our sense of adventure, daringness, and even our dress sense take a gigantic u-turn (out come the golf trousers, jumpers and caps and how can i forget the white socks)

We become more regimentally inclined about the way we do things. Our "likes" are our likes and well, who cares about the rest.

When I look at my nephew (picture above) and how his take on things, much as any child, radiates nothing but joy and then I look at some adults, the big Q is "…SO WHAT HAPPENED!" how did they get like that?

Somewhere along the way to adulthood, my theory is that, the childhood dreams that we had slowly erode away, we lose sight of what we might become and realise what we can't become.

For many of us… we need to start wondering again!

In life, we get what we expect!

About my Compositions.

I believe that all these picture can stand independently of each other, but arranged in the right manner they start to tell a story, the single coloured picture is carefully balance to the left by 3 sepia toned one thus creating a good balance. The picture top centre acts like a "fulcrum" between the two sides.

comments (17)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 14 Nov 2006, 00:11
Loving all the shots and the layout, what can I say, wish I could lay my shots out so grin

Suby
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 14 Nov 2006, 07:10
We get jaded. Nice collection Skee!
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 09:01
Always like your collective shots, this is spot on to. Ma
  • micki
  • United States
  • 14 Nov 2006, 10:27
He's adorable!! Great layout.

Having children helps to bring back much of that wonder that we put aside when we begin to "grow up." Through their eyes, you realize what you've been missing.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2006, 11:45
welome back
Cuteness!! i love the bottom left!!
Awww... isn't he the cutest. Love the way you captured his mischievous personality and spirit.
  • atunbi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2006, 17:35
some of the pics in the layout are not as nice as the others. Nice to have you back sir.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Nov 2006, 23:52
I like it, I like the individual shots and the way you've put them together. I like the single colour one too, the splash of red 'makes' it even better. smile
  • Sinem
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 15 Nov 2006, 22:17
Wonder Boy - not you, Skee, your nephew smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Nov 2006, 13:55
Super subject, excellent photography, pleasing layout, interesting essay...thank you.

My 10 cents [4 baht in Thai currency] worth is that kids don't lose their sense of wonder...rather, it is "polished" off them by generally well-meaning but mis-guided adults who had the same treatment when they were kids.
  • idowu
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Nov 2006, 05:05
There is a child in everyone of us, however deeply buried or forgotten..the life of the picture lies in its careless reality and originality..u have done a good work by capturing the carefree nature of the child. i'd like to see myself in this kind of pictures.
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2006, 15:55
How far, you still in town?
  • Abi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2006, 10:50
oh I was going to say welcome back....oh well
Mr Skee....I miss you....Please come back sad
  • sk
  • 12 Feb 2007, 20:42
come back jo
  • Abi
  • 13 Feb 2007, 23:21
even if its just one photo eh haba..

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