Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I live in a very beautiful country, South Africa, surrounded by an extraordinary and bountiful nature, and a people who are characterised by their great hearts. Despite this there are many, a great number of these being children, who need our love and concern. In my area there is a wonderful network of caring people who work for an organisation called 'Loaves and Fishes' who have taken such children under their wing. These children are affected by poverty, violence and AIDS. Life is not easy for them. They don't smile that often. I spent a brief morning at their creche and this little girl just stole my heart. I think the photograph speaks for itself.

2 comments:

jmvnoos said...

I am a newbie to Flickr and I love it. But, to tell the truth, without some luck, it is not so easy to spot photographers whom you can learn from and who become, through their frequent comments and messages, a helping hand and a stimulation to go further on.
I have had the luck to find Ilsebatten on my path and this warm and enlightening relationship now goes much beyond the technical aspects of photography.
The picture I prefer (the choice being difficult) is her " Jane Austen's heartbeat", a beautiful abstract shot that palpitates like a heart due to some weird optical illusion between the red and black zones. Beside, read her presentation of the picture and you will understand that behind a great photographer you have found a great person.

See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12034714@N02/2110290519/

Smoocherz said...

Thank You Jean-Michel,

She is indeed an extraordinary lady and you are a kind human being as well.