The affectionate father and photographer Thimothy Archibald, began to capture the unique habits of his autistic son with his camera, as a way to deal with the diagnosis of his son as autistic.
But, what was supposed to go to be a simple home report, it turned out to be much more. Not only did he learn more about his son's unique world, but the father-son photo project brought them closer together, uniting them in a way he never would have expected. Thimothy, as a professional photographer, had to learn to stop trying to control situations by letting his son take the initiative.
This 5-year-old boy, named Elijah, was diagnosed with autism. Since childhood he has been obsessed with mechanical objects, he needed to repeat everything several times until he finally paid attention, and was very unsociable. Each photo that his father made reflects the peculiar habits of Elija and his interaction with the world around him. "I never wanted Eli to think he was normal, I wanted him to be aware of how different he was and see it as a good thing," Archibald said.
The entire photographic series has become a book called "Echolilia." You can buy it through the Archibald website .
You can then enjoy some of these images and you will see how, when you see them, you also get the feelings of this child:
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