Each month I participate in a photography personal project entitled Songs of Life with a group of photographer friends of mine. We capture images of our personal lives in a lifestyle or documentary style of photography, inspired by a different song each month. For these photos, our goal is to capture our real lives as we are living it, attempting to create images that capture life as it unfolds, rather than more posed portraits.
This month’s inspiration was the song “Jungle Gym” by Jack Johnson. When I listened to this song, I knew that I wanted to document Bella downtown in the city. Bella loves exploring downtown, and she especially loves riding the street car. The song describes how the bustle of the city provides a fun and exciting backdrop for children’s imaginations to soar. The city is the jungle gym, with so much to explore and so much fun and excitement to be had. Our trip downtown suited this song perfectly.
This dress was made for twirling. Doesn’t everyone dance on the street car?
She makes friends wherever she goes!
“Look at this big great world that we’re living in
There’s lots of fun to be had on these streets
We can take a ride just you and me
It’s a jungle gym.”
Please continue on in our blog circle to see how Chrissy Mazer interpreted this month’s song!