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My Dad

Basia McAuley

Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Artist's Description

Here is a candid portrait of my dad…
His name is Richard, born in Poland in 1922.
Became a teacher, was in WWII, was tortured by Nazis for teaching.
Later became a Professor of Languages, Literature & History and then the head of largest University in Poland, in Krakow.
He has had 3 wives. He has 4 children, me being the youngest, he also has 9 grandchildren and 2 (any day 3) great grand children.
His favourite hobbies are photography and chess,, and he’s really good. See here and here
My dad dislikes b&w photography because growing up he didn’t have the choice of colour so now he loves it and he prefers the colour version of this photo but still,, I prefer it in b&w!
My dad has beaten cancer more than once, has had 3 heart attacks and has been hit by a car that resulted in coma,, what can I say….he’s a survivor.
I just thought I would share his story.
Candid portrait taken in natural light
Nikon D200
50mm lens 1.4 f
Processed in RAW.

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