On Seeing, A Journal

On Seeing, A Journal. #356


April 21, 2020


9 years and 26 years

I am interested in everything about human development, fascinated by maturation, growth, emotional, educational and physical development.

I have studied over 200 children from childhood into their 20’s.  I began some when they were newborns; others, as is the case with Annabella, started about the time they could read and write.  For all of them 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.

My exploration, a major 30 year odyssey, has been an adventure that has yielded riches beyond my imagining.  This special young woman, Annabella Rockwell, proved to be as unique, fascinating and genuine as any of the many young people I have had the privilege to get to know.

Here she is!


9 years old

10 years old

11 years old

12 years old

14 years old

16 years old

18 years old

20 years old

26 years old

Permission was signed by the parents of each and every child every year, and by the participants themselves once they turned 18. In addition, we have now sent copies of all of their writings and edited photographs to the participants for whom I have finished all my editing and have received full permission from that group to publish and post.

I am certain that every reader will make unique discoveries and original observations that growing up creates.

I’d love to hear what you “see.”