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Tytia Habing | This Is Boy


When I first became pregnant, I secretly hoped for a girl. I got a boy. That was over six years ago now. My life has since been filled with dirt, broken toys, shoes full of sand, sticks, scraped knees, cut up cardboard boxes, mud, toy guns, dinky cars and a never ending sense of amazement at this foreign little creature I brought into the world. This is boy.

Tytia Habing {b. 1969 Effingham, Illinois} I received two separate university degrees, neither of which are photography related. Such is life. You never know where it will take you. It's where I picked up a camera for the first time with the intention of making something artful, so it wasn't all for naught. The majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only recently moved home to Illinois with my husband and son.

Growing up on a farm at the edge of a woods gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. I have a great love for the outdoors and beautiful mother nature, and can usually be found out of doors. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.


For more information, please contact Tytia Habing at: tytiah@me.com or visit: tytiahabing.com