20.2.08

Sad Cowboy


A friend reminded me of this photo. It was a couple of years ago, I had just bought Otto that hat. He was so happy and wanted me to take a picture of him, full dressed as a cowboy. I was delighted (even if I disliked the gun). I was just going to take the photo when I saw something in his nose and wanted to wipe it. Tired and hungry as the cowboy was, he became angry and sad! Me? I took the picture.

36 comments:

Ciara said...

Oh! That is such a brilliant story and photo! I love it!
I think we resolved the gun issue, and now guns are ok occasional role-play in our house. I think...

Camilla Engman said...

Åh ett underbart foto :)

Lisen said...

ahw, det rycker lite i mina mungipor..uppåt o lite neråt! Åh!

sissi said...

great pic! I can imagine the sound…

Unha said...

funny. yeah. just by one second, smile can become full on crying. love the photo!

sabine brandt said...

· { this is fantastic, just for a bookcover xxoo } ·

hannah said...

perfect.

Esti said...

Very tender picture. I think I know how you felt before and while taking the picture. I would have had it framed!

Anna at D16 said...

What a great photo!!

michelle said...

That is so cute! I love it so much, it totally makes me smile

Lori said...

this photo makes my day :^)

i have a couple of pictures like this of my boys having a meltdown, and i treasure them - because in all the other smiling photos they look the same, and these bring back such memories! :^)

mav said...

absolutely brilliant!!!
xx

maria said...

nej men åå! jättejättefint foto, vilken tur att du tog det:)

Joanna Goddard said...

ahaha! that is sooo hilarious. what a cutie! :)

Duermevela said...

Great!
Congratulations. It's an incredible picture. So expressive...
Olaya

Helena said...

åh, jag älskar det här fotot. Så eländigt, påminne rom mig själv vissa perioder på månaden. Så innerligt och så fullt av rörelse.

emma a said...

men gud vilket...fantastiskt och älskvärt foto med en jätterar historia till! man blir glad och lite mjuklessen och tröstar-sugen på samma gång. och man vet hur det känns! att va liten och lessen(trött) men lycklig. -himlans fint!

g. said...

This photo is amazing!
g.

karen c. said...

oh my goodness that is so cute...

jessica said...

great contrast and I love this photo a lot. Thank you for posting it. I would love to discuss some things going forward for the shiny squirrel if you want!

fine little day said...

Thank you, nice to hear that you like it.

Jessica, would be nice!

shisomama said...

oh my goodness, this picture just made my day. i love it!

Czina said...

:)
reminds me of how was taken the most famous photo of winston churchill...thay grab him his cigar.

Maya said...

What a wonderful picture! :)

SCAREDY-CAT said...

This photo is so great!

platinum blonde said...

this photo is fantastic

babelfish said...

Heehee...what a great mum you are, love this picture (the expression is priceless)!

Bi said...

Men "lilla gubben" så sööt du är! Fint foto trots tårar

makeanddo said...

...this photo says so much about being a mother to me. i have learnt to love every angle of my children whether sad or happy, mad or glad and good or bad. i have snapped a few of these moments too, they are just as important as the cheesy grin ones.

once i woke to find my 2 year old daughter had used a marker pen from face to feet to draw thick lines on her body transforming herself into a tiger. i had to take a photo of her as i was both mad and laughing at the same time, it did take days of bathing to get rid of the stripes.

fine little day said...

Thank you so much for your comment :)

Makeanddo, would love to see that pic of your striped tiger.

sulu-design said...

This is brilliant - such a fabulous image, caught at the perfect moment.

Bhavna said...

Awww! Such a sweet photo! Feel like giving him a big hug!

Sophie C. said...

I just discovered your blog via cup of jo and i'm glad I did.
I really like the spontaneity of this picture and might want to use it on my blog if you don't mind?
(I'm writting a blog on Kids fashion in Europe -http://3bing.blogspot.com, and by the way, where are you from?).
Many thanks again.

fine little day said...

Sophie, it´s ok. to blog it, I´m glad you like it.
Sweden is my country.

pollyhaw said...

i just watched a documentary on photography and they spoke about a photographer named Sally Mann, american i think, over the period of her 3 children's lives she photographed them, you should have a look at her stuff, her collection 'immediate family' especially.... this photo in really beautiful, i think the sad/normally un-captured moments can almost be the most interesting....your blog is a lovely inspiration

fine little day said...

pollyhaw, I sure agree with you about sad/normally un-captured moments. Sally Man photos are stunning, she´s a big favorite photographer of mine.