Photography

The need to be creative springs from deep inside me. Photography is one way I can meet this need … except it doesn’t stop with just taking a nice photo.

“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” ― Robert Frank

When I started work at a local newspaper office, I thought I could take pretty good pictures. What I learnt fast was that newspaper photography is an entirely different thing – you have to take eye-catching photos that hook the reader, because the reader’s eyes go to the image first. It’s like writing the first line of a book – it has to hook that reader in.

Over the years, I’ve sharpened my skills and I’ve discovered that, apart from taking photos of my loved ones, I love the finer details of my subjects. Flowers are one of my favourite subjects, but I’m also experimenting with objects found in and around the home. My macro lens is a prized possession.

I hope you enjoy the photos I share.

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