Photography is capturing a moment in time that can be revisited over and over.
Photography is another art form I have always felt completely natural with. Years ago I turned my back on being an artist when I had my family and life caught up with me, meaning that the practicalities of life had to take charge. The one thing that always stayed with me however, was photography.
The first piece of advice my father gave me when my daughter was born, was always take pictures of her, because if you don’t, those moments will be lost. At first I eagerly followed his advice simply because I enjoyed the art, but after years of watching her grow up, it became evident exactly what he was referring to. It’s amazing how time flies by, without us realising it for a moment. It’s only when we look back that we see how the people in our pictures have changed and moved on with their lives. It’s this fascination with capturing a moment in time that can be revisited over and over that draws me to photography, besides the art form it takes and the fact that I am a true creative regardless.
I was recently asked, as an amateur photographer, to take the photographs at the christening of my close friends’ children. Here are a few of the pictures I turned into art pieces. I call them the Sienna Collection. The boy on the beach is my son when he was a child. It was taken by his grandmother, but is one of my favourites. I love the mystique of the moment of him with his grandmother’s dog. I often ask what was going through his mind at that moment. They are random pieces that don’t relate to my writing, but simply are standalone pieces of art that give me great pleasure.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Tell me what you think of them in the reply section below. Please don’t forget to tell a friend about this page if you like my work. Thank you for visiting my page and taking the time out to read it.