one of the Curators of the Lighthouse Gallery
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Steve is a recent convert to dA and has impressed us with his quirky and gentle humour.
He is from Dunedin, New Zealand, of Belgian heritage, though we claim him as our own
Today Steve discusses this wonderful image:
The photograph was taken a week before Valentine’s day in the Meridian, a shopping mall in the city centre of Dunedin, New Zealand. It’s already quite rare to see nuns walking around in Dunedin, let alone see them in a mall entering a jeweller. The reason why I thought this scene was worth photographing is not only because of the rarity of that particular moment, but because it totally contradicts my (and probably also other people’s) perception of what nuns are supposed to do or even how they are supposed to behave in the community. That contradiction is rather ambiguous and for both the photographer and viewers also very subjective. Let me explain…