19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Nanny Days

I shot this image of Cassius, a boy I nannied at their family ranch in California. We were exploring old sheds on the property. At the time I had been studying Vivian Maier, inspired by her nanny diaries. I love the combination of new and old here. An old property, a new experience. An old mower, a new human. An old worth ethic, a new sense of wonder. Cobwebs + metals.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ellen Stryker Bischoff