9 imagesThis series is a result of my natural child-like curiosity and enjoyment with the pure fascination of observation. Capturing the rhythm and pattern of leaves as I come across them is but another way of expressing what I call a ‘bees’ eye' view.
2 galleriesThe inspiration for the gallery title, and ongoing series, came while viewing a documentary on the history of film. The narrator was describing influential French films of the ’40s and “Les Enfants du Paradis” (Children of Paradise) was mentioned and shown; the title immediately resonated! Wanting to know about the film and why I reacted, I immediately looked up the title (via Wikipedia—ha!) and to my surprise it said “in French, ‘paradis’ is the colloquial name for the gallery or second balcony in a theater, where common people sat and viewed a play, responding to it honestly …” It described my reaction to a ‘t’ when I come upon flowers! I feel as a spectator feels in ‘the gallery’ and viewing the show; a voyeur. A witness to a show of raw, subtle beauty, an erotic and sensual force of nature played out so obviously for all to see. Enjoy!
11 imagesStreet photography requires one to always be present. The know-how of photography alone is not enough. It also requires one to be in the right place at the right time. The following are but a few instances when everything came together.