‘You remind me of me’ is an intimate story about the relationship I have with my son.
Parenting has been an experience that has provoked a lot of personal questions and brought forth self discoveries about my own childhood years. Things I once took for granted suddenly became clues to how I should behave with my son.
Offering him a healthy environment to develop, letting him explore, making him feel safe and loved has brought me closer to my own experiences as a child. It feels many times that I am reliving my childhood through him, but from a more conscious perspective. As an adult, I now have the intuition and emptional maturity to understand how little humans feel & behave.
This series is ongoing. As long as my son allows, I will go on shooting and documenting his evolution. Some of the photos are spontaneous and some are done consciously, a collaborative work of two humans that were once one.In the history of humanity, motherhood was not a choice. Once humans became sedentary, bringing children into a family meant more working hands, children being smaller adults. It was only in the industrial revolution that children began to become what they are now: a dream, a life project, the greatest love, an inheritance.