This is one of my favourite French images. It was taken in 2012 in the little town of Ruffec in the Charente region. There’s a timelessness about it, of friendship and advice, of peace and tranquility. I watched the artist for a little while and was fascinated by the care she was taking. I could see parallels with her painting and my photography. She had the brightest of smiles, too, which always helps.
UPDATE: Lots of you are liking this image so here’s our artist’s lovely smile!
Images © Tony Harratt/The Fuji Freak – 2012-2016