It’s Friday and that means it is time to share how I interpreted the prompt old. This photographic journey is for the entire year and I am joined by 17 fellow photographers.

‘Santa’ found this vintage toy cowboy gun at an estate sale and knew that Luke would just love it. Even though games like cops and robbers may be obsolete for most children, we do not have video games, so some old school games are still alive and kicking here in our home. Please know that Santa was not promoting violence in any way, but just knew a treasure for a little boy when he saw it.

One of the things I like best about vintage toys is to think of the children that played with them before…who were they?

So now you can hop on over to Jessica Richter’s beautiful blog to see how she interpreted the word old.

4 Responses to “52 on Friday {old} | Williamsville, NY child & vintage photographer”

  1. Laurie says:

    I love this Melissa!! I love his vintage gun.. and even played with one myself as a child. We were all girls in our family, girls who lived in the woods and had vivid imaginations and would have chopped down tree’s for fire wood if need be. We didn’t play cops and robbers’, but we did play cowboys and indian’s.. and Tarzan. 🙂 Your son is SO beautiful!! Those eyes.. 🙂

  2. KellyW says:

    Love these shots. I am always blown away with your processing – just enough to enhance and always in the same “style.” We avoided guns as toys – not because we are anti-gun (far from it!) but because we hunted and didn’t want them to confuse play guns and real guns. They just turned other toys and objects into guns while playing anyway!

  3. emily says:

    I always love your photos… and I agree with Kelly… it’s so true that they’ll make anything into a gun. It’s in a boy’s nature to be a hero. 🙂

  4. jules says:

    you are an amazing photographer … you have such a wonderful, creative eye and beautiful processing.

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