Wiley's Wonderment

El Corazon fine art photography by Kim Campbell.

7 year old Wiley was cool as a cucumber in front of the camera. From his home I borrowed a series of wooden masks to experiment with. I found this 'Outer Space' book and wanted to riff on a retro concept of a boy from another planet. The little prince so to speak...a distance traveler in a strange land.

Wiley also arrived with his dad's stereoscope. Since we didn't have any images to use with it Wiley was quick to improvise with a favorite lego guy tucked into the recesses of his cargo pocket. Many of my favorite images come from the most minimal suggestions to Wiley. It was as if he just looked at the masks and knew what would be the most evocative gesture. If you look closely at the image 'Caught' you'll see a surprise visitor tucked into the corner of the masks mouth.

El Corazon fine art photography by Kim Campbell.