‘We all cast shadows on our children. This felt like a glimpse into the future, the way my body appears to lengthen his … as if he already has long legs. And one day he will’

I shot this picture of my son, Lucius, on a beach somewhere between Cape Town and Mossel Bay, in South Africa. He’s 10 now, but he was two at the time.

I had taken my family on a trip to install an exhibition. I was also working on a project with seaweed. My husband and Lucius were helping me throw large pieces of kelp up into the air and photograph the shapes they made.

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