I am a firm believer that the medium of photography is an extremely powerful tool. It can be creative and artistic, but to me, photo- journalism and candid street photography is the tool that can reach into the social consciousness of our society.

As a child growing up in Australia and facing racism, in my periods of isolation, I was in awe of photography books. The photograph of a beautiful Indian woman with her piercing blue eyes, as she poured water over her body too cool herself from the afternoon heat, water dripping down her body, I realized people of color were just as beautiful. Photographs from the Vietnam war, a girl running down the road with her skin peeling off, the result of a napalm attack, the wasted life of the young, wounded and maimed by the futility of war, to me this is the power of photography, that magical capture, that moment frozen in time.

I have a Canon EOS40D, 200mm F2.8 L lens, 50mm F1.4 & the EF 17-85MM

The genre that I like is street photography, candid images and portraits. I keep practicing and I keep taking photos to learn and to try and communicate my feelings with that occasional sweet capture that makes it all worthwhile.

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Vivian Maier - Her Discovered Work Street Photography

This is an amazing story of a female street photographer from the 1950-1990’s whose 100,000 negatives were discovered by John Maloof at an auction. Apparently she took photos as a hobby and no one has ever seen the photos. / By the time he had traced her she had died a few days earler. Her body of work as a street photographer is simply amazing. / This is the link; / http://vivianmaier.blog…
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