I haven't decided yet whether or not this is a collection in progress or whether it is finished. But it is time to share my finished/not-finished work! I began The Nap Time Series because Quinn began taking naps in our California King bed, and I couldn't get over how small and young she looked in such a huge bed. Some days she would hide herself beneath the covers, making her appear even smaller (like in the photograph above, which happens to be the first photo I made in the series). Other days she sprawled out as much as her little arms would reach her. It wasn't so much her little features that I wanted to document but rather her unconscious nature: her positions, expressions, and relationship to the bed.I felt incredibly honored to be able to document her in her most vulnerable state. My other children would have woken up at the first click of the shutter. But Quinn is a fourth-born, and fourth-borns sleep through quite a lot. I enjoyed the opportunity to photograph something so dear to me in a quiet space, completely uninterrupted. I never shot more than a few frames at a time, but the ritual became therapeutic. I don't photograph her at every nap time anymore. It has dwindled as I have felt the project coming to a close. But I haven't stopped completely. And I wonder if it will take me anywhere else.
The entire series was shot with my 24mm lens, at f/2.0 ISO 1000. Photos made between March 2015 and May 2015.