Drawn and Quoted: Adrienne van Eekelen + Carol Shields

This is one of those lone images I collected years ago and wasn’t sure what to do with.  It seemed like a good choice for a Drawn and Quoted post, and so here it is.  The website Noorderlicht explains that this image was one of a series in which the photographer documented tens years in the life of a girl, Raphaëla.  Van Eekelen wanted to bear witness to the changes in the girl’s body, as she wished to reconnect with that part of her own life, a time period she had trouble recalling.  I’m pairing the image with a quote from Carol Shields’ novel The Stone Diaries:

“A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.” – Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries

Adrienne van Eekelen - Raphaëla

Adrienne van Eekelen – Raphaëla