Growing Up

It’s amazing how time flies.  It is because of this ephemeral characteristic of time, that’s it’s essential to capture it with a camera and preserve a fleeting moment for eternity.  Alfred Eisenstaedt said it well, “We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph.  The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant.”

It was only yesterday when I shot this picture of the eldest of the Twisters, Abdiel.  He was just four years old.

This is Abdiel Achurra Díaz, the eldest of the Twisters when he was four. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R./Michael Moore.
This is Abdiel Achurra Díaz on May 22, 2014. He is now 10 years old. He was wearing my clothes—shirt, suit and tie. He has suddenly become a young man. This fleeting moment has been captured for eternity by the magic of photography. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

“The image from the camera are like the notes on a sheet of music.  It’s your job to bring music to the notes.”  I’m sure these pictures will bring music to the ears of his proud parents.  Good Day.



4 thoughts on “Growing Up”

  1. Sr Omar,

    Muy bonita la foto me ha hecho llorar de emoción al ver que mi niño, ya no es un niño, y que está pasando a ser un hombrecito a pasos agigantados.

    Muchas Gracias

  2. What a handsome young man he has become. I know that his mind and spirit are growing too, thanks in part to your tutelage and guidance. Many thanks for the wonderful photos!

  3. Hello Linda:

    I thought of you when I took this shot. A few days earlier you had asked me about him. As soon as he entered the door we started working on his attire, thus the picture of the formally dressed Twister.

    His mother cried when she saw the picture. You can read her comment above.

    Now you know how Abdiel looks like as we speak.



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