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Boy 1984 by Antonia Chaffey

Boy  1984

Silver gelatin print on fibre base

This image is in the State Library of Victoria pictures collection.

One summer in '83 I was in the middle of a photo shoot at my house, when my 9 year old son came in from the bathroom naked, and saw a pink satin petticoat (a prop) and proceeded to step into it.  My wartime Roliflex with Zeis lens was on a low tripod, so i swung it around and shot the moment.  The shutter was wide open and the speed slow, hence the blur, and then the illusion of an older boy as a result.