I’m Australian born and married to my wonderful partner Allan from Lancashire. We met in London during the winter of ’94. Nuala 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 when I would get bored and would annoy Allan much so that he would flatly say to me “you need to 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 Kodak pocket camera I would go for walks taking pictures of the many changes in the area that interest me.
With the mounting of before and after photos of the Royal London Hospital; Cycle Super Highway 2 project; Whitechapel Station with Crossrail; the Historic Buildings Restoration for High Street 2012 for the Olympics in 2012.
As you can see it was getting pretty exciting in Whitechapel for a time but things have slowed down pretty much to a halt with main works being Crossrail. The rest 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 photos and the continuous changes 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 then I have grown to enjoy photography very much. A lot of my earlier photos were taken with a Kodak point and shoot. Nowadays I enjoy using my Canon EOS 1100D, iPhone 5s and recently received a Nikon COOLPIX L810 that looks a beauty.
In 2012 colleagues from work suggested the word ‘Utopia’ for my new Facebook page this time I dedicated Dreams of Utopia: Celebration of Life in memory of dearly loved ones, Mum and Gran. A tranquil album of parks, gardens and animals.
Flickr is fun, great site to be creative with daily postings and I enjoy the interaction with other photographers but I still was looking to have a site to show my own photos. So a few years ago friends from Lanzarote guided me towards WordPress to get started in developing paulwaynemoore.com, it was difficult at first to put together but it is a real learning curve in my hobby and now I love it. A photograph can speak for itself it is rewarding often with a thousand meanings and every shot you take is timeless.
I enjoy the interaction with other photographers and bloggers admiring their work and unique style, how they see the world through their viewfinder is truly rewarding. In turn it is challenging, rewarding for me to experience to continue to learn and grow, as no two days are the same.
Thank you for taking the time to visit.
Photo by Allan
“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” - Destin Sparks