Weekend Portfolio: Milou Dirks
Project: About Childhood
I present you an ongoing series I am making with my sweet and beautiful daughter who was adopted from China. She was left to be found after birth and brought to an orphanage; we adopted her at young age. The most important theme for her is the search for identity and roots, accompanied by feelings of insecurity, loss, loneliness, doubt, bonding, attachment, intimacy, blending-in and love. We search for those landscapes that express and represent her search in the most explicit way. Sometimes confronting but also comforting.
The photo-sessions with my daughter have a great value to us. It gives us a new dimension of bonding together. It is very special to have the opportunity to create art together. My daughter is full of ideas and inspiration herself, so we both add our ideas to the sessions. It is my wish to continue photograph her and follow her in time into (young) adulthood.
All Images © Milou Dirks