Every family deserves memories of its children.
I have always believed in the value of good portraiture. The photographs we create today are tomorrow’s priceless heirlooms. We live in a world where most of us walk around with a camera in our pocket – we’re taking more pictures than we ever did before. For the most part, these pictures are pretty average and often never put on display or seen by anyone else.
However, there is one thing worse than a mediocre image – having no image at all.
When it comes to our families and our children, I believe that not having these memories and visual reminders is an absolute tragedy.
This was the motivation for returning on the Monday – to create memories for a beautiful and immensely hospital group of people who generally don’t have photographs of their children.
The day spent in the village photographing the kids was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.
I returned to New Zealand, edited the images and posted them back to the village.
I believe that I did something of value, but I knew it could be done better and on a larger scale with proper planning, and I vowed that I’d be back to do so.