The blink of a shutter

Ask anyone over the age of forty and they will tell you how quickly life passes by. I still remember as a child the long summer holidays that never seemed to end and the desire to be ever older in my teenage years. Now everything seems to come too quickly with never enough time to get things done.

Isabella 2004


Photography is a wonderful and sometimes frightening indicator of the passage of time. This year I took a photograph of one of my regular client’s daughters with the same backdrop that I had used seven years ago. The original photograph will be familiar to anyone who has seen my web-site or promotional material in the last few years as it is one of my favourite photos and has been well used.


Isabella 2011

I photograph Isabella every year and this time thought it would be nice to sit her in the same spot as the seven year old original. It was only when looking at the downloaded images that I realised, with quite a shock, how much she had grown.


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  1. You are so right, Ken!
    Two great portraits and this juxtaposition gives them an even stronger meditative mood and meaning.

    By Olga at 3:14 pm on Aug 19, 2011

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