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Precious Life

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m on a short break from Flickr but to be honest, you’re heart felt comments have really touched me in more ways that you can image, thank you once again for all your kind words and support.

I went yesterday for a quick hour and half stroll through Downtown Miami and I was completely taken back by the amount of great street photography scenes there yesterday. Luckily, my trusty GRD was there with me, as she always is, and we did our thing. I was not going to post until I fully returned back from the break, but to be honest, its your comments and the spirit of Flickr which pulled me back for one last image before I go on break officially.

As of recent, I’ve been getting inspired by the work of fellow togs who love to do street portraits. These images are not only powerful but when well done, really capture the humanity of all life. All life is precious and I photograph these to remind myself and hopefully others who see these images that we must be empathetic with the causes of the world that have led these, our fellow humans, our neighbors, to have fallen on hard times. Life is but a whirlwind, today we’re up and tomorrow we may be down. So with this image I’d like to join my fellow togs in the crusade to create public awareness because together we can help in some way, shape, or form.

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”

— Mother Teresa

Be good friends and we’ll see you soon, and back on the saddle.



  1. Thank you all for kind words of support, see you soon, I lots of stuff when I come back live towards the end of next month. Cheers and keep pressing that shutter you all.

  2. Man… it’s not only a great photograph but your words are real and full of feeling.

    It’s a feeling I know brutha.

    I hope you find the sustinence your soul needs on you hiatus.

  3. tuve que mirarla en la caja de luz primero, esperando un poco pues mi velocidad de conexión es muy lenta, pero realmente valió la pena, el nivel de detalles, ambiente, sicologia del personaje, podemos hacernos una historia partiendo de la situación, la luz, es increíble como dominas la luz y sombras apropiadamente.

  4. Fantástico retrato Jorge, el blanco y negro es extraordinario, con muchísima fuerza.
    La verdad es que en la caja de luz es un lujo visual.
    Un abrazo.

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