Thursday, July 15, 2004

Our dining table (the leg part).

Max sees things very differently. Because of Asperger's, we are often reminded that Max does not relate to us or his environment in a typical fashion. He is compulsive, rational to the point of being profoundly irrational, and he can seem annoyingly disconnected from what we perceive as reality. I have wondered how I might "see" what Max sees.

Last night I hung my camera around his neck and gave him a brief lesson in digital photography. He was enthralled. He took dozens of pictures and was very focused in his pursuit. Some subjects were photographed 5 or more times; he carefully made each shot progressively closer. Art is subjective, so are interpretations, but I think he reveals a lot about how he sees his surroundings and family.


Max's mom.

William's drawing model.

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