If you haven’t been here before, the wednesday experiment is a regular feature where I explore the random, spontaneous, and purely artistic side of my personal photography practice. I try not to let it be about the finished product, rather about the process. It is about challenging myself as a photographer, regardless of the outcome
Do you remember Miranda’s beautiful pregnant belly a few weeks ago?
Well Miranda went into labour on a Wednesday evening, and we had discussed the possibility of me photographing her birthing story. As neither of us had ever done this before (ie given birth, or photographed a birth…) we decided it would be one big experiment.
A Wednesday Experiement you could say…
So here it is… the Wednesday experiment that produced a sweet new soul called Danika.
This was my first and last shot of the labour (I got scared and ran out of the room after the first contraction…)
When I came back (just half an hour later…!) there was a brand new little girl… just minutes old. Incredible!
Here’s Roger cutting the umbilical cord
and his first cuddle
Danika was prodded and poked and weighed and measured
And I think it is fair to say that she wasn’t as pleased as the rest of us at her arrival into the world.
But she it looks like she was going to give this thing called life her best shot anyway 🙂
This was a most beautiful experiment indeed!
A wonderful little journey full of anticipation, nervousness, awe and joy.
Thank you for giving me such an amazing opportunity Miranda and Roger… Congratulations and happiest of Wednesday’s to you!