Precious moments:

by Patrick O'Brien

Copyright 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

“A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing”

Oscar Wilde  ~


In previous posts about hitchhiking, I wrote of exchanging my camera skills for food, water and a place to pitch the tent (here’s some examples: a girl’s bedroom, the client, and, the babysitter).

This business model works well, except with wealthy people, many of whom, unless charged an exorbitant amount of money for my images, regard them as having no value.

Not so with the poor — the grateful mother of this young man, for instance, overheard explaining my concept to sceptical friends: “It’s simple; Patrick comes to stay, we look after him for a few days, and after he’s gone we’re left with all these precious photos.”

Precious moments, priceless memories . . .