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20 Striking Portraits Created Through A Unique Father-Son Collaboration

28 January 2014 No Comment

Photographer Timothy Archibald spent several years collaborating with his autistic son to create a series of haunting photographs about discovery and understanding.

Echoliliah is a series of photographs taken by Timothy Archibald in collaboration with his son Elijah while he was between the ages of five and seven.

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The process involved turning over the creative direction to Elijah, which allowed Archibald to take photos that had a sense of discovery. Archibald also describes his son as behaving in a way that he couldn’t make sense of.

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After the project began, Elijah was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. Archibald describes him as a communicator, but also having a fascination with doors, gears, and things with a repeating ritual.

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According to Archibald, the project became “the search to understand what makes [Elijah] tick… with his unique way of being in the word.”

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