As an amateur photographer in training, I have often expressed my passion for shooting portraits of elderly people.
WP Photo Challenge this week asks us to interpret ‘Admiration’. There are many people I admire and respect, starting from the ones I love, to those I may not even know but get inspiration from.
I have instead chosen to share a recent series of photos made (with consent) from a lovely man, with whom I had a wonderful conversation, whilst shooting the Cherry Blossom Festival which you can see here.
Like me, he was admiring the Cherry Blossom Festival, together with his wife and another couple. He paid attention on what I was doing, and I was equally paying attention on them. All it needed to spark a conversation was to smile at them and after that I even got permission to photograph him.
I enjoy listening to their life stories and perspectives on old and contemporary events of the world. It feels like reading a book; feeding my brain with wise thoughts from people, who have seen so much, and finally learnt what a simple and meaningful life means to each person. That’s what I admire on them, and aspire for whilst aging.