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Photographing with children is always just as exciting. If seven-year-old Leonard Didier from Kinnekulle had been born at the time when children were either stolen, taken from orphanages or sold as sooty kids, things would have been different. Maybe he had even been scared of me, or not dared to say a word just because I was an adult. While Leonard devoted himself to the task of making his dad Sebastian completely black, we instead had a rewarding discussion about the upcoming photo hour.
The talk with my new model advisor gave me an idea to take some pictures with exchanged soot master roles, which reflects more today. For which child of today would not inform the adult about their rights in society, if it were so that counts were still being sent up in the chimney pipes? It is not uncommon for some rascals to even compare cleaning their own room with child labor, or slave driving, and the arguments put forward are often difficult to resist.
Although I have not asked Leonard, I am pretty sure that he is part of the series Sotargrabben is a tribute to today's kind of sweethearts, and all the adults who make sure children have a good time around the world. Something that should certainly be a matter of course …
Anna M Lönedal Photo artist