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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…

With his head held high

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

Although he has only been walking for about 6 months, Everett has developed many styles to his swagger. His arms are involved in the whole ordeal quite a bit. Sometimes he looks like he’s churning butter as he’s chasing the…

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…

Face to Face

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

Everett can be shy at times. But, what’s so great about being his mom is that he’s completely open with me. Now, that openness comes with a side of mischievousness and screaming, but it also comes with vulnerability and closeness.…

Checking in with mom

A boy looks up at his mother while they read a book together. Photograph by Freckles Photography of Corvallis, Oregon

There are times when he wants to be off on his own reading ten books at a time, there are times when he wants to read to me, and there are times when he wants me to read to him.…

Say hello to the phone

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

It amazes me that Everett is starting to recognize voices over the phone. When his Dad calls to check in, Everett’s ears perk up and you’ll hear him say, “Hi Dad.” And, he’s starting to get more and more curious…

Everett and his pile of books

A photography project about motherhood, identity, and memory

Everett loves books. Sometimes he’ll sit and thumb through a pile of books for an hour. I don’t have any other children, but I feel like that’s close to forever for an almost 16 month old. Recently he began to…

Sometimes he sees the camera

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

Over the last 16 months, Everett has become used to having a camera around during some part of our day. Most of the time, he doesn’t seem to care that a lens is pointing at him. But, then there are those…