On a past trip to visit family in New York City, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The views of the New York skyline are fantastic from the promenade in the park – great vistas of the iconic bridge and the Tetris-looking buildings stacked together, contrasted against the deep blue-green of the East River. As usual, we were all madly photographing every angle imaginable of these vistas.
My son’s photography from this park however is different from ours. He captured the city’s skyline, too, but also this little girl pushing her own stroller along the promenade. The big, mean, impersonal city immediately becomes softened and humanised by this little girl in pink and blue with the sunhat. I’ve loved this photo for a long time. I was planning on making a larger piece of this image (and still may), but for now, I couldn’t resist a Mini Vacation to the Big Apple and the Little Toddler.