ON SEEING, A Journal. #464
GROWING UP: Colton Reid Wasniak
February 1, 2022
7 and 24 years
I have studied over 200 children from childhood into their 20’s. I began with some when their mothers were pregnant, as was the case with Colton’s mother, Amber. I made annual studio portraits and asked them to write answers to a series of questions, a kind of diary about their lives, their feelings, their hopes, their regrets.
I am interested in everything about human development. I am fascinated by maturation, growth, emotional, educational and physical development. My exploration, a major 30 year odyssey, has been an adventure that has yielded riches beyond my imagining.
I very much enjoyed seeing Colton and his mother, Amber, each time we returned to San Francisco to continue the “Growing Up” project I had started in 1990.
Amber Wasniak, 3 days before birth
7 days old
1 year old
7 years old
9 years old
10 years old
11 years old
12 years old
13 years old
14 years old
Amber remarried, and Colton was to become a big brother to two new siblings.
24 years old
Thank-you Colton (and Amber).
It’s been a gift to have you both in this project.
Let’s try to gather once more in a few years;
we’ll let you know the next time we travel West.