Tell us a little bit about Lucas:
Lucas is a wonderful little boy who is full of life, energy, and questions. He is always wanting to learn about everything that he comes across, and will ask a multitude of pointed questions about every new thing that he encounters. He is also a kind boy who is always looking out for his family and friends. He is very interested and active in sports, especially hockey, but this year in India he has also added football and cricket to that list. We gave him his first camera, one of my old digital cameras, when he was three. He happily snaps away, and has been known to borrow his dad’s SLR of late. If ever he forgets his camera, he is happy to compose shots and direct me to take them!
Tell us a little bit about Lucas’s mother, Krista:
Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, I lived my entire life there until last October, when my husband’s job uprooted us. I am now spending this year experiencing India with my family and my camera. I come from a long line of amateur photographers, starting from my paternal grandfather, who is still clicking, well into his nineties. Back in Ottawa, I work as an advocate for victims of crime.
What is Lucas likely to take photos of?
Lucas is excited by all of the new things that he is experiencing in India and the beauty that surrounds us, but he is most excited by his best pal, his little sister, and the adventures that they create together. I expect that he will take a combination of those.
What do you think will be the biggest adventure/challenge for him as he grows towards 100 years old?
Not to be limited by the expectations of those around him. We want him to continue to think, and think critically, and not just go for the easy or expected answers.
What one thing have you learned from your son?
That you can never stop learning. He teaches me as much as I teach him. I love learning with him.