Monday, 1 June 2009

monday 1st june - many happy returns

Fitting, perhaps, that this blog should begin with a birthday. Above is 90 year old Lewis Walters whose acquaintance I had the pleasure of making today. A veteran of WW2 and a retired telephone engineer, Lewis was as nice an old fella as you'd ever hope to meet. Poor guy spent his big day on the phone to the builders though as he's still trying to move back into his bungalow which was flooded in January. This picture was grabbed quite quickly beside his favourite peach tree with a bare off-camera flash and a healthy dose of sunshine.

Below is another 'old man' (sorry dad!) showing just what can be done with a portrait when you've got the time, the right light and aren't shooting for a paper which has more content than space....