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26 March, 2019

March 26, 2019

For my mom. Gone but certainly not ever forgotten.

Olga Pereira
Sunday, April 16th, 1933 – Friday, March 22nd, 2019



Obituary for Olga Evangeline Pereira
Olga Pereira was born in Georgetown, Guyana on April 16th,1933 to Rachael and James Fung. She had an adventurous career with BWIA Airlines before immigrating to Canada in 1974 with her husband Neville Pereira and her 4 beautiful children David, Deborah, Diane and Dyrek. Olga was a passionate and creative person who not only owned a baking, floral and craft business but also had an illustrious career with Warner Lambert. She was a loving, compassionate Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who loved to travel and listen to music, especially calypso and country. She was a social butterfly and always the life of the party, being an exceptional host and capturing memories with her passion for photography. Olga was a charitable and selfless person to her family, friends and her entire community. She passed away peacefully at the age of 85; comfortable and surrounded by loved ones. She will be greatly missed and her legacy will continue on through her family who will always honour and cherish her memory.

Photographers must master the art of photography and embrace the way people actually look.

22 March, 2019

March 22, 2019


This title? What a crock of shit!

Would we also tell those same people not to wear makeup for our shoots?

Truth is photographers and painters have been "enhancing" the way people look since the paintbrush or film was invented.

We light to tell the truth the way we want. We process to do the same. We retouch to tell similar lies. because transforming a 3D person into a 2D image is always a representation. A still image focuses the attention on blemishes far more than in real life with a moving subject.

Mastering photography won't make someone's skin smoother and it won't remove the blemishes. Try as we might, if our subject can't pose quite how we need them to for a flattering look, (and some are just plain awkward in front of the lens), then sometimes they need a little help to return them to how we actually perceive them.

Days of old, clients would dictate how the painters portrayed them. We have a similar pressure with photography clients. My retouching is natural unless I'm going for a specific look, but how people look, and how they are perceived are not always the same thing.

The need for retouching is rarely to do with mastering the art of photography.


Photo by Julia Kuzmenko Mckim



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