The photographer said “let’s take some shots on the sidewalk” to what I thought “Really? The sidewalk is not that nice.”
She seemed confident about the location and he was ready to go, so I grabbed my own camera and followed them with the hopes to learn some pointers from the pro and take some photos of my own.
There we were, on the dirty sidewalk just across from an abandoned gas station with cigarette stubs on the floor. She started shooting so I did as well and the first picture I took was this one:
The sidewalk turned out to be a great place.
They both continued working as I struggled to keep up. Suddenly, he looked at my lens and it dawned on me… these are his last photos as a 10 year old.
We celebrated his birthday last week with a sleepover. We invited 5 of his friends to stay at the Intercontinental Hotel downtown San Francisco. It was epic. And it was also the last sleepover he might have.
The kids where well behaved but having a suite filled with 11 year olds is very different than when they used to come over the house with their sleeping bags.
He has become a young man, and that realization made this a Kodak moment.
Moraleja: A photograph can reveal more than you think.
p.s. I showed Mateo this blog post and as soon as he saw the title he asked me ¨What does Kodak mean?”