Kristianne Koch Riddle and Tytia Habing met several years ago via their photography blogs on the internet. They immediately confirmed the love for each other’s fine art photography and began to join forces in their pursuit for getting the word out about their work. They soon decided it was time to collaborate on a project. Sharing artistic values and an ongoing passion for documenting their own sons growing up wild and free led to the creation of a book venture.
In their joint publication of The Sixth Sense, they visually discovered that while their boys were living at opposite ends of the country in very different ‘wild’ surroundings, their images of them evoke surprisingly parallel discernible sensibilities for their boys.
Tytia and Kristianne photograph their boys as observers and don’t interfere with their subject’s actions. The boys appear to be completely consumed by their environments as they build memories and develop spacial perceptions within their everyday domain of earth (Tytia’s images) and sea (Kristianne’s images).
These images also come together as a tableau of the fleeting childhood playground.
Richard Louv says in his National Bestseller Last Child in the Woods: “Within the space of a few decades, the way children understand and experience nature has changed radically. The polarity of the relationship has reversed. Today, kids are aware of the global threats to the environment—but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature, is fading.”
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