Friday, October 07, 2011

RIP Steve. From the Eye of a Little.

Do you let your children play with your iPhone? We do.

It is a great babysitter. Well, not babysitter. But, it is great, you know? They, with their facile minds, just get the iPhone. It was made for them, for their small swiping fingers and lateral thinking. For the last year my small ones, the ones I swore would never have their own cell phones until 35, have usurped, explored, played. I know Steve Jobs; the man maker genius, is gone. But oh god, what he left us.

Mace has fingers that fly. I am constantly amazed by his ability to process the way the iPhone works. He inherently 'gets' it and I barely keep up when he is teaching me just how to beat the next level of Angry Birds. But he also loves the camera. I would like to think we have encased our precious little babies (read:iPhones) in steel so we regularly turn them over for their exploration.

Mace takes pictures. 100s. When I tap Camera Roll I am simultaneously dismayed and amazed. I love his eye. Follows some of the pictures I found today on my Roll, eye by Mace, processing by Mama.

Through Mace's eye :: IV #kidphotography
Through Mace's eye :: III #kidphotography
Through Mace's eye :: II #kidphotography
Through Mace's eye :: I #kidphotography

Thanks, Steve. For giving (much more) facile minds a way to express themselves. Your Stanford speech resonates in me in more way than one.

*** Used the Cameramatic app to 'enhance' Mason's photos/ which is even more evidence of the lasting impact of Jobs/ that y'all know what that means.


Anonymous said...

Oh my... give that kid a camera!!! I think he would be a great photographer!!! That first pic with the bike and the plant is amazing... and the one of the legs walking away. Of course the fact that it is taken from a different height (this word looks weird... is it correct?) than a grown up probably adds to the gorgeousness of the pics.

Magpie said...

great pictures. my kid does the same thing - swipes my phone and takes pictures.

Sereknitty said...

Just spent a few moments catching up with you and the goings on in your family. So much that's new, exciting and potentially gratifying for you! May you be blessed as you make this new transition in your life.