I love this image—plain and simple. Photographer, Shamila Chaudhary, captures a charming and jovial moment of her daughter being quintessentially childlike in a formal space. Not only is this image wonderfully composed and demonstrates a good photographer’s foresight, it warms my heart. When I showed this image to my mother, she made a delightful observation, comparing the body language of the woman in Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World to the girl’s lean and air-swept air.
Shamila is one of twelve local photographers whose work will be on exhibit at the Crystal City Underground photo walk starting in early October. While this particular image is not one that will be in that show, it is an example of her series, which feature dreamlike images of her daughter growing up. Keep your eyes peeled for more on the show soon, including details of the opening reception.