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Mr. Monkey, A Retrospective

When Sean expressed an interest in my camera the other day, I briefly showed him how to use it and then I handed it to him and told him to take off, go crazy, go take some pictures and then come back and we’d take a look at them. 

When I looked at his pictures, I noticed Mr. Monkey wore a disapproving expression, much like the Disapproving Rabbits, thus inspiring Sean’s first photography show:

Mr. Monkey Disapproves – A Retrospective”

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Mr. Monkey disapproves of other toys.

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Mr. Moneky disapproves of baseball.

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Mr. Monkey disapproves of stripes.

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Mr. Monkey disapproves of old lady with washing machine.

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Mr. Monkey disapproves of blog readers.

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Mr. Monkey disapproves of bearded guys who read the newspaper on the sofa.

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The artist and his muse.

25 thoughts on “Mr. Monkey, A Retrospective

  1. Angeline, he really did a good job. He took Mr. Monkey and posed him in different places all over the house and I could hear him from the other room saying things like, “Okay Mr. Monkey, sit here and look right at the camera…” Wonder where he’s heard that? I had to crop out a few things, like Antique Daddy’s face, but overall I think he did fairly well for a 4YO and the beauty of a digital camera is that it’s digital – just download ’em and take some more!!

  2. DS who is 3.75 figured out how to delete pictures off of his digital camera about 4 months ago (his 6 yr old sister has her own digital camera too) and proceeded to delete off most of his pictures. I was doing that for him previously – just the ones that are of the carpet, the ceiling and up his father’s nose, oh and most of the ones of everybody’s feet – but he took it upon himself to delete the good pictures too. It IS really neat to see the house from their perspective!

  3. I am impressed that you set your 4 year old free with your camera. In our house, I would have gotten back pictures of the inside of the toilet. That is, unless the camera was compact enough to flush.

    I think Sean has a future in photography. And Mister Monkey may have a future as an American Idol judge.

  4. I love it!! Mister Monkey just has GOT to be a guest judge on AI–LOL!

    Sean has a great eye…I love his pictures! Your house is also gorgeous by the way!!

  5. That was adorable, AM. Sean has talent – pure talent.

    I think I’ll hand the camera to the kids and tell them to go wild this Thanksgiving…

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