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A Fantastical Sense of Childhood Captured over 6 Years

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“Most of the images I have from my own childhood are in my memories; I remember my childhood as being magical and intense. Maybe this influenced my approach to photographing her—a desire to evoke a fantastical sense of childhood.”

For the past six years, California-based photographer Gwen Coyne has been using an iPhone to capture moments of her daughter’s childhood in an aptly named personal project, The Early Years. As a working mother, Gwen explains, she and her daughter have limited time together, yet her existence now forms the basis for her own: “My daughter was hard to come by, she also has asthma and I never know when a mild cold will turn into an emergency.”

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