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Echolilia by Timothy Archibald Sees Through the Eyes of His Son

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 15, 2013 • References: timothyarchibald and neatorama
Echolilia by Timothy Archibald, a photographer based in San Francisco, California, is a photo series that delves into the mind of an autistic child. In particular, Archibald's own child, Eli. A disorder that results in "impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behavior," as written on Wikipedia, the series provides a rare glimpse into such a mind.

Quiet, contemplative and slightly surreal, Echolilia by Timothy Archibald was created in collaboration with his son. The photographer reveals, "[W]hen I saw the images we could create together—with his input, that’s when it got exciting. It didn’t look like my photographs…it looked better and more fascinating and had this 'shock of the new'." Through the project, they "learned what made each other tick."