In this series of drawings, "A Child's Perspective", James was searching for a child or children who were captured in photos at a moment when their true innocence was untouched. He wanted the portraiture to be uniquely different, but of the common nature of the child. A very special photographer was found when combing through hundreds of photographs and seeking the perfect combination of child and composition.
Her name is Anna Lewiak.
A native and resident of Poland, Anna has captured the essence of the entire series. Her photography reaches far beyond what James could ever have imagined for this series and was very honored to be working with her.
In the first drawing, the child's name is Julia. Julia is the foundation for the series that he hopes would expand the scope of what he envision for this collection. The perspective of children unsculpted by the thoughts or actions of others and being able to imagine what is being seen through their eyes at that moment. Anna was able to capture it in her photography, leading the way for James to create drawings which he had only previously envisioned.