I made a call under so much stress this Christmas and these guys showed up within minutes.
Professional, competent, caring and such reassuring people – they carried Mum and I through a crisis without a moment of uncertainty.
Don’t take these great professionals for granted – I am sure they had other things to do this Boxing Day.
This evening I decided to look back at some images I have taken in the last year.
Within a few minutes I realised that the ones I really love share some basic aspects in common.
- They tend to be intimate – often shot from the hip, on the move, while walking past the subject.
- They are in black and white
- They are of people. I hesitate to call them portraits, more a kind of capture the moment.
They also seem to be reflective somehow. Pauses in conversations, or thoughtful reflection.
They are so often taken when traveling – I have commented before that the act of travel just seems to make me reach for a camera.
It is enlightening to see these images side by side with ones that don’t mean so much to me – and plan now to proactively build up my expertise in these kind of areas in order to create more that I really do feel satisfied with.
But I also think one of the messages for me – personally – is that it is time to live in a city again. So much of what interests me is urban.