Goin' Explorin': A Portrait of a Naturalist

 

While in the final stages of editing Goin' Explorin', I took a young boy to the “one-hundred-acre woods” that served as the story's setting. I placed a camera in his hands and followed him down the field, past the pond, and into the forest. "A Portrait of a Naturalist" weaves together his photography, the poetry of A. A. Milne and Robert Frost, and the "Prelude" of Bach's Cello Suite #1, quietly  revealing how a child -- a boy much like the main character in the story -- sees the natural world when looking through the lens of a camera. This video can be enjoyed by children and adults, either at home or in the classroom.