Monday, March 05, 2007

Waiting room


M waiting to see the doctor. Sitting there watching the minutes tick by wondering about the diagnosis, hoping for answers. Her look says it all.

Photojournalists witness all sorts of emotional and physical struggles. It's never easy but when your loved ones are affected it is very hard indeed. We all have to find our own way to deal with things.

This time I reached for my camera. M didn't mind being photographed. She understands my drive to photograph life in all its facets. Shortly before I took this image she had taken a poignant picture of the waiting room with it's array of well read magazines on the glass table.

We waited together for over an hour. I don't think I know of anyone who enjoys sitting in a doctor or dentist's waiting room.

I hope that in a way this image captures a sense of the feeling we all share, whether we are there for something minor or a serious illness. And I hope my image tells the story and touches your emotions. I hope it gives other people who are ill the feeling that they are not alone in what they are going through and I hope that people who are well will rejoice in their health while feeling empathy for those less fortunate.

More soon...

Paul
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