Chasing The Light ~Haiku My Heart

Running The Light du PlessisRunning The Light © 2011 Andre du Plessis -Taken in the Turbine Room at the Tate Modern Museum, UK


I’m Chasing the Light

So Fast that Shadow Stands Still

To Watch Childhood Pass

~Noelle Renee


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About The Photographer in His Own Words:

Andre du Plessis

"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." -Elliott Erwitt.
I wish that I had more time to devote to photography. However, when I get that chance, the sheer enjoyment of it always makes up for those weeks of waiting.
My preference has evolved from experimental to street, and finally to people.
In people photography I have found what I need, and so far it has been a very interesting journey.
My preference for B&W derives from my days in the dark room, which started when I was about twelve. I once won a Jobo colour kit in a photography competition at school, but asked for the money instead in order to buy a new monochrome enlarger and lens..
When it comes to photography I see in shades of grey, and I cannot see this changing soon. I am sure that my choice of subject matter has evolved in parallel with this realisation.
I am passionate about the various peoples of that continent that I belong to, and in bringing pictures of ordinary folk in their ordinary houses to this forum ( I have started to appreciate how powerful a medium photography actually is, and the responsibility that accompanies this.

*Andre du Plessis hails from South Africa and currently lives in London where he has a medical practice.

*The Photo posted here was published with the kind permission of the photographer. All Rights are Reserved ©. Thank you.


  1. sometimes i chase the light - other times it finds me when i least expect it... lovely haiku, noelle.

  2. I love your haiku and the photo, also. I love, too, the idea of "chasing" the light and "running" the light.

  3. dear noelle,
    oh the beauty this holds.  a moment we can all conjure up in our memories no matter who we are, or where we spent our childhood.
    we have all stood in the present "now" and being content in that holy now, we have been flooded with the perfect light of fulfillment.

    thank you for filling my cup.

  4. *sigh* I know when I come visit you, you leave me breathless with the photo's and your haiku... you did it again!

  5. Light chasers that is what we have become, seeking the golden light from each other, no time for shadows just the light.

    Love to you Noelle,
    Sue x

  6. Wonderful to chase light with you.

  7. Your words are truly beautiful and perfect. The thought that came to me today is that as we age, we catch the light, or at least are closer to it, and when we catch it, totally catch it, it is done.


  8. amazing photography.  thank you for sharing this talented artist. 

  9. You are very welcome. Thank you for stopping by, Cynthia :)

  10. Magical Mystical TeacherDecember 7, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    "so fast that shadows stand still"

    A wondrous line!


    Morning Magic here


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