Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why candid?

Priscilla holding Sacha wearing fairy wings

Priscilla holding Sacha wearing fairy wings

Candid photography is my favourite genre. I like pictures that are unique combinations of events, feelings, and places. While a beautiful landscape can be re-visited and a portrait re-created, a moment remains truly unique.

Paris

Tour Montparnasse in Paris

Tour Montparnasse in Paris

I thought I wouldn’t enjoy wandering about in a strange city, but I quite liked our Parisian strolls. We might even go back.

Moment captured

Priscilla

Priscilla

Because I know the person so well (and not just because I took the picture), I can fill the before and the after of this instant with countless stories. Others can only wonder.

Saint Michael’s Church in Basingstoke

Old door of Saint-Michael's Church in Basingstoke, UK

Old door of Saint Michael’s Church in Basingstoke, UK

Saint Michael’s Church is opposite Festival Place shopping mall in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Besides its age, the church is interesting in that it bears the scars of aerial bombing by the Germans in their attempt to destroy a nearby ammunitions factory during World War II. Next to the church stands a former school. On the outside walls, there are still deep marks left by pupils who used the bricks to sharpen their slate pencils.