• Kevin Roeckl

"Grandma's Mirror"

This is a portrait from 2009.


I was visiting Anne O. while her 3-year old grandson Maddox was there. I had come to photograph Anne’s 18-year-old granddaughter Paige for a portrait. When Maddie picked up his grandma’s hand-mirror and started playing with it, I began snapping photos of him too.


Maddie was vigorously turning the mirror every which way, and just for a split second he turned it past the spot where his eyes met mine in the mirror....and his face lit up. I ended up using that shot to create this portrait, “Grandma’s Mirror”.

Colored pencil portrait of a young boy with a hand-mirror
Colored pencil on dark grey Canson paper, 20 x 26 inches.

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