15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
The Guardians

A large portion of my recent career as a photographer has been creating what I call Photo Luminism imagery. That is, images created from electric lightscapes I make and movement of the camera and/or the lights after dark. This particular image came from a desire to have those unique characters interact on an emotional level with a human, but in a slightly surreal situation. By having the guardian child 'play' with the human child as her mother watches over them both, we are given a feeling of both wonder and benevolence.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Christopher Kennedy