Thursday’s Special: Stories from the East

©  irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

(7 photo stories) Paula’s guest challenger Allan Hamilton (The Mofman) asks us to show a story using one photograph. I had to many stories to tell so I have chosen 7 different stories. Can you tell the story that each photo shows? To do this Allan asks us to show emotion and aesthetics along with other photographic techniques. His post is worth a read.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Prepared for Paula’s Thurday’s Special

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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18 Responses to Thursday’s Special: Stories from the East

  1. Paula says:

    I like that hungry naked kid 😀 Thanks, Irene.

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  4. 76sanfermo says:

    Me too!
    Really touching and realistic….

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  5. Great series of photos Irene

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  6. What are they chopping?

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  7. Sherri says:

    So many stories told from your wonderfully descriptive photos here Irene. The expression on the girl’s face looking up at you as you take the photo speaks to me the loudest here…

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    • Yes she has a very definite look ?despair ?dislike ? resignation– hard to describe.

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      • themofman says:

        Yes, I too am captivated by the look in the girl’s eyes. I’m perplexed, and wondering what she may have been thinking at the moment you were photographing those children.

        What has she seen and experienced in her short life? What impact does it have on her when she sees you, perhaps for the first time ever, with your camera?

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      • Yes I wonder also. She was too young to have experienced the war but I’m sure that they hear many stories. I was pleased but surprised that there did not seem to be a dislike for Europeans in Vietnam but you don’t know what lies beneath the surface. Perhaps this girl was too young to know how to hide the windows to her soul.

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  8. Charli Mills says:

    Each photo is a full story, and I like that you combined them. The shot of the motorcycle proclaiming “tourist police” followed by tourists slumped at an ancient site makes me think they don’t get out of line too much. 🙂 I was captivated by the photo where statuary and a young woman were each half-hidden and wearing a similar enchanting smile.

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