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Australian born, married to my wonderful partner from Lancashire. We met in London during the winter of ’94. Our precious girl joined us in 1995, a striking white breast tortoise shell she was. After 22 wonderful years of joy and happiness we all shared together it was with great sadness and love that our girl passed away peacefully after a short illness on the 17th June 2017… she will never be forgotten.
In the early years Allan encouraged me get a hobby. So my interest in photography started around 2007 when cranes started popping up around the corner from where we lived in Whitechapel. Curiosity was getting the better of me so grabbing my then pocket Kodak camera I would go for lengthy walks taking pictures of the many changes in the area that would interest me.
Cambridge Heath Road the start of the Royal London Hospital 2007
With the mounting of before and after photos of the Royal London Hospital; Cycle Superhighway 2 project; Whitechapel Station with Crossrail; the Historic Buildings Restoration for High Street 2012 for the Olympics in 2012.
It was getting pretty exciting in Whitechapel for a time but things have slowed and most of Whitechapel’s Vision looks set to unveil itself around 2023.
“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” – Ansel Adams
Wishing to share this bundle of mounting photos with my family and friends both at home and abroad led me to the idea of creating a Facebook page. In June 2010 I created Whitechapel Streetscape, later changing the name to Whitechapel E1.
Since 2007 I have grown to really enjoy photography very much. A lot of my earlier photos were taken with a handy Kodak point and shoot. Nowadays I enjoy using iPhone XS Max and Canon EOS 1100D.
In 2012 colleagues from work suggested the word ‘Utopia’ for my new Facebook page this time I dedicated the title ‘Dreams of Utopia: Celebration of Life’ in memory of dearly loved ones especially Mum, Gran and Sister. A tranquil album of parks, gardens and animals.
Flickr (2014) and Instagram (2020) are fun platforms to share your photos, be inspired by others to develop your own creative flair. The interaction with other photographers is inspirational and motivational.
Friends guided me towards WordPress in 2016 to develop paulwaynemoore.com it’s a great platform to showcase photos from our travels, and other photography interests I have, a real learning curve. Photographs speak for themselves, photography itself is challenging, powerful and rewarding. The best hobby to escape too, every shot is timeless, it arouses meanings and thoughts that can mean a lot to one, yet nothing to the other and I love it.
“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” – Destin Sparks
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