Alvinus MeliusSo much of photography and art are self-discovery. This was not my reason for taking photos. I was fascinated by the craft itself. It was not about some inane philosophy, but about the beauty in the creation itself and the path taken to get there. Sometimes one does not understand what's happening with an activity until having done it for so much time. I look at photographs of my parents when I was much younger. Most of them are damaged. My parents got divorced when I was about 13 years old and most of the family pictures seem to have lost value at the time. Very few of them now exists. I live in a small island society where images are not as appreciated as they should be. Because of this I never sort to photograph people. Instead I spent most of my time and effort photographing the natural landscape. Looking back at my family images helped me see how important good portraits are and I now enjoy helping other individuals create a family history that speaks louder than words. I live on the Island of Saint Lucia, home of the Pitons, a world heritage site.