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This Is Not My Son.

Photographs by Erik van de Weijde.
Rollo Press, 2009. Unpaged, Numerous black & white illustrations,

"Basically it’s about my son. My beautiful eight years old boy, of whom I take pictures since he was 5 seconds old. I have all these great pictures of him, but then I started wondering if it was work, or just a father photographing the family. And I started questioning my role whenever I took a picture of him: Am I a father photographing a son? Or an artist photographing a model? And he, was he posing for his father? Or just to be in a picture? But in the end it’s all just great pictures and why shouldn’t I use that in my work? As he’s such a big part of my life and who I am. So in the book it’s not my son, but pictures of my son…" - Erik van der Weijde, from an interview on melaniephotoblog.

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