reflections of spain - new photographers

Reflections of Spain
by Christiane Markgraf
February 15 to February 27, 2021

After many years of living on the North Shore of Vancouver, it was the right time for a move to quiet and peaceful Sidney by the Sea, with its beautiful scenery and abundance of bookstores. I have no training or professional credentials in the art of photography, but have been an avid amateur for the past 20 years. Having experienced a series of life-changing events in the late nineties, I realized how fleeting life’s moments were, and I began to capture them on film.

Photography has taught me to be in the present moment, and to be truly present. For me, taking a picture is like writing a short story, capturing a moment in time and preserving it for the future. This gives me the pleasure to relive that past moment or event and to share it with others. The power of a picture is astounding and, of course, it is worth the proverbial “thousand words”. I have spent years in Spain, my second-favourite country, and I hope that you enjoy your little trip there with these photographs.

“Buen viaje”, Christiane Markgraf.