This idea evolved from a photo that I took of my then 9 yr old son, Everest. His deadpan expression with those glasses begged for a whimsical composition. It morphed into a study of how we often hide our differences – and our unique brilliance – to fit in with “the norm”. My son is such a shining soul, and it pained me during those years to see him try to not stand out for fear of being different. I know I did the same in my youth.