It’s 2:30 on a Monday

It’s 2:30pm on a Monday. I am not at work… Mondays are my day at home. My wife goes to work on Mondays, we alternate days that we stay home to be parents. it’s a strange way to start the week. But I set my own hours being self-employed or my clients set my hours, either way things are always in flux.

My wife and I became parents in February 2009 when our daughter Maisy was born. Incorporating her life into our life has been a huge challenge for us both. In many ways she has forced both my wife and i to change and grow in new and unexpected ways.

The impact that my daughter has had on my life has been immeasurable. She has a tazmanian devil-like energy that I can only try to keep up with and clean up after.  It takes a lot of energy to keep it all together and maintain both our careers. These photos are about Maisy’s exploration of her new world, the toys I pick up after she goes to bed and about my time with Maisy…

I had previewed this project on the blog a few weeks ago here and since this is an ongoing project it will change before it takes a final form on the website.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 Personal Work, Projects

2 Comments to It’s 2:30 on a Monday

  1. Mark, it is so wonderful to see your daughter. Not sure you remember us from Walnut Gardens, but you were wonderful to watch grow. So happy to see you using your giftedness with the camera. We live in Colorado, in Ute Pass above Colorado Springs. Great place for wonderful pictures! Larry uses Pikes Peak as a center for painting. You might look at his website soulwatergallery.com.
    If you ever want to see this part of the world, we would love to have you visit.
    Dorcas

  2. Dorcas Wilkinson on April 13th, 2011
  3. Thanks for sharing just a glimpse of the “other” Mark Peterman… the family man. Great to see and know that even a great pro and seasoned photog as yourself has to work to find the right balance. THANK YOU!

  4. Michelle H. on April 15th, 2011

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Mark Peterman explores narratives with photographs and multimedia. Although his work
is at home in the post-modern world it is very informed by history. A desire to be creative
on a daily basis fuels his curiosity about the human experience and he documents things in sketchbooks as a way of remembering his life.

Since he was young, he has been recreating the world around him through photographs and is continually refining his artistic vision by drawing on influences from music, literature and art. Mark's work reflects a graphic, story-telling quality with a cinematic feel, drawing on his design background while studying at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Mark enjoys photographing ordinary people who do interesting things. Although he is primarily a still photographer, he has recently started incorporating multi-media and motion into his work. Recent project themes include examining how one's memory is affected with the passage of time and exploring family histories.