The second day at camp…Well, I was more relaxed. I wasn't thinking at all that the kids would be thinking. "NOT THIS AGAIN with the math and the flowers and the counting". Truth is that crept in a bit, but there were some kids that weren't there the day before so that was new for htme and really the others were really great at helping out too. I got to take some more candid shots of kids. They all say they don't want to have their picture taken yet they always seem to be right there in front. Funny how that is.
My time at Camp Jinka is over, but this great camp goes on. I just hope that the kids got as much joy from me as I did from them…
July 25th 2011-
When I thought about coming to the camp and teaching about the Fibonacci Sequence, it seemed a great idea. I love this stuff, the odd things in nature and ways to understand them. For me understanding them is photographing them. Why wouldn't everyone see it that way.
I thought this until about 3 hours before I got to camp, then a cold sweat broke out over me. KIDS…KIDS on SUMMER VACATION. FIBONACCI!!! MATH!!! = disaster or worse…BOREDOM.
At this point it was far to late to make any changes so off I went.
I made these hand outs that talked a bit about Fibonacci and may have mentioned some ancient latin texts. I started to speak about Fibonacci and the quest before us I could see the eyes…all those little eyes starting to glaze over.
The thing about this though was even as the doubts were obvious the eagerness was there and when we got outside with the cameras and starting finding evidence of the sequence around us everything changed. The kids got excited and the more evidence we found the more excited they got.
More come on the 27th. I'll keep you posted.
See some photos from the Hunt for the Fibonacci Sequence in Nature. As well as other Camp images.
Joseph Corrado has been taking pictures since childhood…
Until recently, no one wanted to pay for them
He graduated from FIT with a degree in Fashion Design and spent the next 15 years traveling the world as a designer, all the while taking photos and immersing himself in the world’s cultures and cuisines. Joseph left the fashion industry in 1999 to open his own studio producing print graphic design and, ultimately, photography. His love of food is what has guided him when the necessity arose for food photography in his graphic work. He’s been shooting food, interiors, and product ever since.
He's been studying and photographing the Fibonacci sequence for a few years now and is now bringing some of his fascination to Camp Jinka in the Hunt for the Fibonacci Sequence in Nature.
To download a little information on Fibonacci and the Fibonacci sequence. Click here
He lives on the Mid-Coast of Maine with His dog Olivia.
See more images from the Fibonacci sequence on his Facebook Page