I got a phone call from my sister one day asking for a favor: she wanted to know if she could send my nephew, Evan’s, Flat Stanley project to me. I was vaguely familiar with the scope of the project and agreed to take on the task of photographing Evan’s Flat Stanley in some places around Boston. “Just a couple of pictures is fine,” she says. Of course, the shutter bug in me couldn’t resist going over and above the call of duty. And 25 pictures later – along with a homemade suitcase in tow – Flat Stanley made his way back home to Oakley, California with some memories and souvenirs to share.
Luckily for us, the weather was gorgeous so we kind of used the project as an excuse to head over to Boston one day. We took him to the Boston Public Garden, Harvard University (in Cambridge), Fenway Park and more. It was funny because I heard so many comments while shooting the photos of people saying things like, “Oh! It’s Flat Stanley!” and “I remember Flat Stanley!” I even had one woman offer to take my photo with him at the Paul Revere statue.
If you’d like to see the other photos from Flat Stanley’s adventures in Boston, click here.
And yes, I took the original cut out drawing that my nephew made to Kinko’s and made a color copy of it and then laminated it. I know, I’m a little crazy. 🙂