Che Guevara, Brigette Bardot, Jane Birkin and Brigette Bardot


I always love taking photographs when I am at parties, especially when someone gives me their expensive camera, my whole personality changes and I feel like I am a professional photographic journalist here to capture the moment, the mood and the setting. 'Let the photo say a thousand words'-but what my friends mean by this gesture of giving me the camera is …take photos of me looking like a supermodel, or rock star. Heaven help the 'delete' button if my angle is wrong or my subjects blink, or the most popular, when an unattractive stunt double quickly comes in at the exact moment when I press the button to capture the moment. Their immediate reaction is "this does not look like me, I look awful take it again!!". If I take 58 photos only 10 will see the light. The 'delete' button has become more of a necessity than the flash. Ask anyone if they had to choose one or the other, hands down the flash would be in the trash.

I love action photographs because when you catch a moment there seems to be an unexpected beauty of a person almost like you captured a private thought, it is an intimacy that needs no words.

The following pictures are photographs that express what I mean.

Obviously I will not show the pictures that I have taken, so that I can protect the innocent, or if I am being honest, the stone throwing from my rock star and supermodel friends.

Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and his Niece, Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler


Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando 


Cher, Sonny and Bob Dylan, The Beatles


Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder


Catherine Deneuve and her sister, Sean Connery and Brigette Bardot


Clint Eastwood and his first wife Maggie, Dennis Hopper, Elvis Presley,

Johnny Depp and Kate Moss


Brad Pitt, Audrey Hepburn, Christopher Walken, Sean Penn


Angelina Jolie and parents, Michael Douglas and Kirk Douglas, Jack Nicholson

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Comment by Candice James on July 13, 2011 at 11:47
My friends do the same thing, when I take photos of them...haa haaa
Comment by Shaamila Cassim on July 15, 2011 at 23:58

Once upon a time..not so long ago, there was no delete button on cameras..miss the good all days when you just tore up the bad photos once they were developed!

Comment by Shaamila Cassim on July 16, 2011 at 0:00
And if you took photos that looked like any of these..I would allow you to be my personal photographer!
Comment by alexandra avgitidis on July 17, 2011 at 17:21
love the pictures
Comment by Mariska van den Brink on August 3, 2011 at 10:50
So true... Gonna blog about this subject as well. It's the way I look through my lens.
Comment by Danielle on July 3, 2012 at 18:45

Capturing the good moments of life, the real moments, the unquestionable moments.

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