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Harper project : A daughters journey.......

Updated: Feb 21

Documenting the freeness of youth and the lessons that come with it.

I feel it is the heart, not the eye, that should determine the content of the photograph. What the eye sees is it's own. What the heart can perceive is a very different matter.

- Gordon Parks

Time Capsule

The power that photography holds is like no other. For me, I've always gravitated towards photojournalism. When you squeeze your finger down on the shutter, and you capture a glimpse of life as it is in that moment, It's absolutely timeless! Not only that, but as time goes on and the world around you changes, you change, and your perception of that images takes on a whole new meaning. Its amazing how time can alter your view on the world.

I look back on these pictures and I'm filled with so many different emotions, how fast time creeps by, and reminded how precious time actually is - something we're so often naïve to. It puts such a higher value on the relationships we have in our lives.

Time is our most precious commodity.

This project took a bit of a break, something I'm quite regretful about. In the time I hadn't picked up my camera, so much had past me by. Children change so fast, you blink and they're someone totally different. Its a strange one really, I almost feel guilty for stopping. She's two years off being a teenager! Where has that time gone!

It was such a fun period of time documenting her early years though, I think these images really display Harpers character and capture beautifully her mischievous and playful nature. I tried to be as unintrusive as possible when taking the shots, I didn't want her to pose or naturally be aware of the camera.

There's no substitute for being present in any moment, especially with those you love, nothing will ever be more valuable than that.

I guess the take away from this is, whether its through a lens or with your own eyes, take in everything around as much as you can.

Don't waste the time you're given, and make every moment count with the people you love.

This is the beginning of a new chapter, a new lease of life for me on my creative journey.

I'm excited to get back to what I love most :)

Thank you for listening to me waffle on! I will get better at this, (he hopes), and I'll do my best to not sound so 'Oprah' in future posts...hahahaha.

Take care, take pictures, and be kind to one another ❤️

See you soon!

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