"These still life images serve as a daily reminder that my days are awash in chaos, whimsy, laughter and laundry (sometimes all at once). They capture toys and spills and puddles and piles. Sentimental, solitary moments of childhood ephemera. A gentle prodding to live in the now and stop looking toward the 'then'. And though sometimes I pray for clean and quiet and still, I know all too well it will come. And I will yearn for tiny shrieks of laughter in my bedroom. For toys and loveys strewn about. For signs of a daily life well lived. For traces of my babies who once were. For reminders that Kids Were Here - and they were life and light and love." - Stephanie BeatyTo quote Kids Were Here's new Facebook page, '25 photographers share their unconventional, yet universal perspective on what life with children looks like'. A perfect description.
These talented souls are encouraging us to photograph evidence that Kids Were Here, sharing your images, and in turn, your stories. For the past week I have been trying to remember to photograph this evidence. It is amazing that there can be so much beauty in images which are devoid of people.