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My children gave photography back to me. After they were born, I rediscovered the pleasure of making pictures for myself, outside of my daily job at the newspaper. This creative exercise helped me to see the pictures in front of me I did not realize existed. This motivation carried me into graduate school and put me on a different creative path. I documented the growth of independence in my children by visually expressing the emotional experience of time and change. I experienced their life, like I saw the landscape that passed me while commuting. I have been reminded of the camera’s ability to freeze time, describe light on surface, and how it never allows me to be a participant when I care about description. All of the images were created digitally and printed as 10 x 15 inch archival inkjet prints.