Continue reading “Photographing Elderly Parents, the ethics of”
Permission to take and use these photographs was essential from the outset. That required ensuring that my elderly parents understood how my images might be used – publicly on blogs and perhaps in print.
Continue reading “Street Photography – A Town Awakes”
Having a fancy DSLR camera does not give me the right to cross ethical boundaries with vulnerable individuals who in no way could give informed consent to being photographed. The clinic was NOT a street setting.
Continue reading “A Letter About Portrait Photography”
Portrait photography is my favourite genre but it’s interesting how different I feel depending which side of a lens I find myself on. This is my letter to the photographer and the photographed, mentioning some of my thoughts.
Continue reading “Transparency – notes on a photo-project”
I fought with the notion of seeing my ageing parents as a ‘project’. It seemed unethical, callous even, and preserving their dignity is a priority to me.
A few years ago, when the earthquake damaged roads of Christchurch reflected my inner being, a friend lent me his compass. Continue reading “Life Intersections”