Father and Son Photography | Friday Photo

Father and Son Photography

From this week I’m re-implementing my Friday Photo blog.  I already have that entry on The Art of the Snapshot fit and raring to go.  But it’s not a Friday today.  It’s a (*checks calendar…) Tuesday.  So I’m re-posting one of my favourite Friday Photos from a couple of years ago. A bit of background about the day…  This was taken during a wedding at Beacon House on the coast in Whitstable, for a fellow wedding photographer, Steven Hewson.  It was a beautiful June day with just the right amount of soft cloud cover we wedding photographers like.  The wedding itself was a warm intimate affair for immediate family only, and a very special day all round. In fact I could probably feature any one of around one two hundred photos from that day.  But why I have chosen this photograph in particular is because there’s a very real, very quiet poignancy going on in this picture.  It’s a father and son shot and, on one level, I really just like the way there’s an echo in their shapes as they both sit and eat their ice cream. However the deeper subtext is that Krisztián, the son, is autistic, so the space between them becomes much more than simple physical distance.  It’s also, in some sense, neural.

father and son photography

For the full Beacon House wedding click here: Whitstable Wedding

Technical details for the photography wonks:

Camera: Canon 5D MKI

Lens: Canon 35mm f1.4

Aperture: f8

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 320



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