Timothy Archibald knows that his son Elijah is different.
The San Francisco photographer began photographing his 5 year old child as a way of coping with Eli's Autism diagnosis.
He recognized that his son wasn't like other kids, but he was anxious to understand his child as best as he could.
So he start photographing Eli at age 5 as a portrait project.
It drew father and son closer together, and helped Archibald better understand his child's unique perspective.
His interaction with objects shows how he perceives the world around him.
"I wanted him to be aware of how different he was and see that as an asset."
While creating this project, Archibald grew to appreciate Eli's quirks, and he learned to restrain his desire to control situations as a professional photographer, and follow his son's lead.
The collection of photographs has been published as a book, and can be purchased here.
All photos (c) Timothy Archibald