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My Favourite Photographer: My Father

From the moment my father showed me the photos he had taken when he was young, I came to the conclusion that, without a doubt, love for photography is in our genes.

I’d known as a youngster that my father enjoyed photography. We have a number of books spanning history and techniques of photography at home. I also knew that he enjoyed taking photos of his friends, my mother and his sisters. He has shown me some of the photos he’d taken before but I was really surprised when a couple of days ago, going through the box room, I came across his huge (over 600) collection of slides. That same night we brought out the projector and spent hours admiring his photos.

There were many photos of mountains and monasteries. Reason being that my father really enjoyed climbing with his friends, and on top of his ropes and snap hooks, he always packed his camera.

What delighted me the most after scanning several of his slides was the tone and the softness of the photos: greys, blues, pastel purples and greens.

It has always been obvious that both of us are really into portraits, macro shots and all sorts of filters. So I was surprised by his earlier shots, his portraits in black and white – their lighting and shadows, depth of field and textures…

I still have a lot to learn and who could be a better teacher than my own father?

written by fafascinado and translated by webo29

18 comments

  1. nural

    nural

    The B&W portrait is amazing!

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  2. easilydistracted

    easilydistracted

    beautiful photos!

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  3. thewretched

    thewretched

    Great article and great photographs! It seems that the passion for photography skipped a generation in my family. My Dad hasnt any real interest in it, but i found out my Grandfather was an avid photographer who had his own darkroom set up in his work yard. My dad even passed down his Wray Stereograph camera to me! :D

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  4. dannyedwards

    dannyedwards

    wow, brilliant gallery!

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  5. stevek

    stevek

    This is one of the nicest articles I've ever read on here. Great photos!

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  6. jesuisz

    jesuisz

    nice !! what kind of equipment did your dad use, do you have any idea? nice article :)

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  7. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    Wow, your father is really talented- his B&W portraits are really great art, but his snapshots also show his great photographic eye :)

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  8. fafascinado

    fafascinado

    Thank you very much guys!! I'm so proud of my father!!
    I hope some day I will take pictures like these

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  9. roxanneross

    roxanneross

    the b&w portraits are gorgeous!

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  10. superlighter

    superlighter

    lucky son! :)

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  11. cc-in-paris

    cc-in-paris

    very sweet article! and congrats to your father for the awesome photos!

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  12. susielomovitz

    susielomovitz

    wow! He got talent!!!! amazing photos (la del pitufo me encaaaanta, jeje).

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  13. webo29

    webo29

    someone should congratulate the translator too ;))

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  14. fafascinado

    fafascinado

    of course!!!! @webo29 If I didn't said to you before, thanks for the translation!!! :)

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  15. fafascinado

    fafascinado

    of course!!!! @webo29 If I didn't said to you before, thanks for the translation!!! :)

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  16. bulletofmine

    bulletofmine

    so beautiful photos. what kind of camera did your dad use ? I love all the photos . Really inspired me

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  17. fafascinado

    fafascinado

    @bulletofmine I don't know exactly, but I think some of these shots were taken by his old Fujica AX-5

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  18. rachaelbethan

    rachaelbethan

    how very beautiful! what inspirational images! he is very talented, love them all!

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