My eldest Daughter, Venetia, attended a Rudolph Steiner Waldorf school in Cape Town, where the pupils have the same teacher throughout their school career - junior and senior years. Venetia graduated from high school more than twenty years ago, and recently traced her teacher to a village school in Ireland, and invited her to spend the Easter break in London with our family.
Her name is Gail, and I shot a portrait of her and Venetia yesterday afternoon. I also shot a group portrait of them with my two grandsons and Charlie, who insisted on being part of the group. Formality went out the window, and in the ensuing hilarity, I caught this moment in time, which aptly demonstrates the personalities of each of my subjects. I have tried to introduce a 1960's Kodachrome efffect to the group shot, which reminds me of a Norman Rockwell scene.
First, the portrait of Venetia & Gail
Now the group - L-R Venetia with Charlie, a Bischon Friese who thinks he is a people, Carl (
, Gail & Ross(6).
Images taken with a Pentax K10D with Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 DC, iso 100, single Elinchrom D-Lite flash with white diffuse umbrella high at camera left.