Great Faces: A personal reminder of the honour of looking people in the eye

Today I am taking stock, laying an anchor in time.

For the past couple of months I’ve been leading a hybrid work existence – writing for the BBC news website and trying to learn how to bring large-scale journalism projects to the wicket for television, radio and online. The latter – in the role of producer – has now become my primary role for the next nine months or so.

Danielle Moss

Danielle Moss

I’ve been very aware that photography, an aspect of my work I treasure so deeply – has been sidelined. I’ve been filming contributors using camcorders and then having to remind myself to get a still image afterwards. That really grates.Legosubmission (15 of 21)

Looking back over the portraits I’ve made over the past few weeks with people, I’m reminded just what a privilege it is to look people in the eye and capture their image.

So today I’m making a self-pledge to put photography back in the heart of my waking days, if not in work then in play.

Dr Paul Jerram, of E2V, with an example of the technology on board the New Horizons Probe

Dr Paul Jerram, of E2V, with an example of the technology on board the New Horizons Probe

Caroline Woodley

Caroline Woodley

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