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The Island of Korcula, Croatia.

This old man was roaming around the village while we were wandering the streets, taking in the sites and sounds. He called out and we turned around, thinking he was talking to us. We soon realised he was actually calling out to the local stray cats. In his bag he had food for them and this must have been feeding time.

The cats all knew him well and came out from several hiding spots to get their lunch. It soon became apparent that this old man wasn’t in a fit state of mind. His motions were hesitating and he looked lost. After a while he sat down with the cats, looking like he was collecting his thoughts or trying to recall how he ended up here in the first place.

It was sad to witness, but something I wanted to remember.

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    This is a beautiful capture love the ctas keeping him company. May be the only company he has all day. It is hard when we get older and frail and not as sharp mentally as we used to be. People tend to keep their distance like it may be something you can catch.

  • You’re so right, Karen. It’s sad that people have to go through this, but what’s sadder is how it’s dealt with by society. I’m glad this one connected with you so well, thank you for the great comment, really raises awareness!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenover 3 years ago

    Very emotive scene….you captured his soul. Cheers x

  • What a wonderful comment.. that’s so great to hear Ulla, thank you!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • leilac
    leilacover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous lighting Parmi! ;)

  • Why thank you Lala, glad you like this one :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 3 years ago

    awesome Andrew full of atmosphere

  • Thank you so much, Chris! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Denzil
    Denzilover 3 years ago

    Beautful work, the selective lighting is so appropriate, as is the sepia treatment. Really lovely job!

  • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m really pleased to hear it :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    Strong and moving !!!

  • Thank you so much D!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 3 years ago

    perfect treatment fitting so well with his state of mind !!!

  • So glad it works well, Michel. Thank you very much!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    SUMIT TANDONover 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Sumit!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 3 years ago

    Our pets don’t judge us, perhaps that is a lesson we should all learn from them. Great image. Alma

  • That is so very true, Alma. So much we could learn from the animal world. I’m glad you appreciate this one, thanks for the great comment :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much Anth! Feature is really appreciated mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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