National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey has passed on his passion for photography to his 5-year-old son, Hawkeye. About a year ago, the pair set off on a road trip around the United State's west coast.
"We were just a father and son going on our first big trip away from mom, headed from Seattle to the Salton Sea in Southern California to make, and sleep in, blanket forts," Huey told TODAY."On the drive there, I decided it would be fun for Hawkeye to have a camera for this journey since it's how I spend much of my time looking at the world."
Huey decided his son should have an analog camera in hopes that it would cause Hawkeye to think more closely about what he was shooting. It's way too easy to take tons of photos of nothing on a digital camera.
The kid was a natural.
Huey set up an Instagram account for his son to share his work with the public. The account has over 180,000 followers and was featured in Rolling Stone's top 100 Instagramers as well as Time magazine's 50 Instagram accounts to follow
His work has now been featured on National Geographic's website and even recently caught the attention of Vogue, who commissioned him to take photos during Halloween in his neighborhood in Seattle. Yeah, Hawkeye is five and already has bylines in major publications.
Here are some of the photos he took for "Vogue":
As if that wasn't impressive enough, Huey and his son exceeded their goal on Kickstarter to publish a book of Hawkeye's photos. The 140-page book is titled Cowboys Indians Hobos Gamblers Patriots Tourists & Sunsets and will be published by Outsider Books.