Personal Project

Watching him grow

Evoking Memory is a photography project about motherhood, identity, perspective, and memory

There are times when Everett is curious enough to leave my side and wander on his own into the world. Those times are happening more often these days. My almost 2 and a half year old is turning from a…

Book Nerd

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  Everett has loved to “read” books since he could open one. I never thought he would catch the book nerd bug that his father and I share until later in life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, it’s…

And then he leans in

Evoking Memory is a project about motherhood, identity, perspective, and memory.

I’m treasuring those times Everett randomly leans into my chest, grabs my legs and won’t let go, and runs to me when he hears a scary sound. Since he just turned two I know those days of sweet lap sitting…

Upside down and all around

Evoking Memory is a photographic project about motherhood, perspective, identity, and memory

Toddlers are everywhere all at the same time. Everett and I do what I like to call “dolphin cuddling.” Just like dolphin’s sleep 7 seconds at a time, Everett cuddles 7 seconds at a time. I try to soak it…

Good Morning Sunshine

Evoking Memory is a documentary type photography project focused on motherhood, perspective, identity, and memory.

I’m at a point now where I don’t panic and run to Everett’s room when I hear the first peeps come out of his mouth. Sometimes I like to stay in bed a few extra minutes and listen to the…

Do you see what I see?

Evoking Memory is a photography project about motherhood, identity, perspective, and memory

A lot of people mention the bond between a mother and her child as remarkable. I guess I always knew it was true, but am only now starting to understand the depths of that connection. I’ve heard twins talk about…

Apprehension and bravery

Evoking Memory is a photography project about motherhood, perspective, identity, and memory

I took this photograph the first time Everett decided to jump off a small wall in our backyard. I love the look on his face. He’s both terrified and determined. A few seconds after this was captured he bravely stepped…

You can’t be happy all of the time

Evoking Memory is a photography project about motherhood, identity, perspective, and memory

There are those days when you feel like this. You know what, that’s okay. As adults it is a bit of a taboo to role around in the grass screaming our heads off. But, for toddlers, it can sometimes feel…

On the move

A photograph from the collection Evoking Memory. Evoking Memory is about motherhood, perspective, identity, and memory.

In the past few months as Everett has learned how to run with out falling every five steps or so my collection of blurred images has increased significantly. It’s an interesting challenge to try and capture a one and half…

Out and about

Evoking Memory is a photographic collection about motherhood, identity, perspective, and memory. All images taken by Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

I interact with Everett most of the hours of each day. But, there are minutes at a time when he’s off in his own world. When he’s discovered a toy he hasn’t seen in a while or decides to read…