Friday, 30 March 2007


The little girl had been playing very intensely involved in a game, the adults having a vivid conversation, when she suddenly jumped up, ran to her daddy and gave him a kiss.
I only had time to lift my camera to my eye and grab this precious moment. If I had taken the time to check settings, I would have missed that moment, he hates to be photographed and she loves to pose! What a combination, so it was this or nothing. I know that when that family will see this image, it will bring tears to their eyes and yet they would have never consented to it! I have given them something invaluable, a very unique moment.

When I downloaded my images I saw almost nothing but darkness, most would have deleted this immediately, me, I remembered the moment and hoped that some rescue might be possible, it was the first one I 'tackled' and this is what I got out of it... it is one of my favourite images!

A perfect example of the fact that it is NOT only about the technicality but the emotion in a photograph. I’ll come back to this again and again.
In a studio, the light would be perfect but you would NEVER be able to 'create' a moment like this!

Morality: ALWAYS have your camera ready for the circumstances and two DON'T delete an original file TOO quickly.

Wishing you all a day full of love and thanx for your welcome visit, M (*_*)

Thursday, 29 March 2007


When I took the portraits of this beautiful lady, it was the hardest assignment ever.
She was fighting for her life, against cancer.
After 4 months of intensive therapy, this is how she looked when she finally felt she was ready and could face the camera.
She was nervous, her husband emotional, her boys tired, it was the end of another day.

She was very anxious to see the results and album.
They made her happy.
Even more so her family, THIS is how they want to remember her, this WAS her.

At the funeral, this portrait on display, people shuffling, passed and just touched it...

I only met the lady once, I will never forget her.

Photography is a powerful medium.
Too often underestimated, yet it is the perfect recording of our history, forever changing lifestyles, the all important memories...
Cameras only the tools of the trade, note I write 'cameras', no distinction, it is my firm conviction that it is the person using the tools that is responsible for the result.

Like in everything else, there’s ever changing TREND.
You only have to look at the family/school/wedding portrait of 50-20 years ago!!!!!!!!
A dynamic portrait like the above, would not have been possible, everything was: neatly 'all-in', best clothes, from a respectable distance.
I like the way it's going, but it's taken some time...

Anybody (hate the question) who asks me: 'and, what do you photograph?' makes me think, my answer would be the BEAUTY in everything?
However I must admit, portraiture may be the most difficult discipline, I find it also the most rewarding!
Make the best of your day, Magda (~.~)