A  little friend, aged two; 30 Aug 2011.

Who is she?  She is the younger daughter of friends, and we love her – and regard her friendship – very dearly.  People discuss the really worthwhile things in life, the things that life is all about, and our friendship with this little girl – and her big sister too – fits squarely into that category.  And I am doubly blessed because not only am I allowed totally unrestricted photographic access to these two sisters, but their parents have no problems at all with my publishing the resulting images here – not such common attitudes in England these days!.

And why is this image very special to me?  It is unposed; it is simple, candid and completely uncontrived.  Its is just a little girl – she was two at the time – glancing round at me with a perhaps questioning look.  I can’t get enough of it.

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Technique: D700 with 105mm Nikkor lens; 12,800 ISO; converted to mono in Silver Efex Pro.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

13 Responses to ARCHIVE 439 – A YOUNG FRIEND (MONO)

  1. krikitarts says:

    I remember this well, liked it then and like it now. Well worth another showing!


  2. Sonali Dalal says:

    oh yes! I remember this child. You had posted few photos of her, isn’t it? Wonderful!!


  3. bluebrightly says:

    It’s superb, Adrian, for all the reasons you said – because she means so much to you and yours, and because it was uncontrived, and all the rest. This is gold.


  4. Jane Lurie says:

    A darling portrait, Adrian. Yes, very natural. 😍


  5. Wow. Those eyes though!!!! ❤️


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