Brooklyn-based Photographer David Arky recently captured a photograph for the Wall Street Journal for an article on “The Overprotected American Child.” The photo features a child decked out in bubble wrap, representing the overprotective nature of some parenting styles.
In editorial photography, there’s a very fine balance between supporting the story and overshadowing it. The same can be said of parenting. So when the Wall Street Journal asked us to illustrate a story on “The Overprotected American Child,” we got it.
Each element of the shot was carefully chosen to help tell the story: the head-to-toe bubble-wrap that says “fragile.” The bright pops of red (including a fire hydrant only inches away) that shout “stop” and “safety first.” Even the choice of a rope belt, to convey the idea of “reined in.”
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