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.