Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Fr. Harry Miller S.J. St. Michael's College, Batticaloa.



Fr. Harry Miller S.J. arrived in Sri Lanka in 1948. Born in New Orleans to a devout Catholic family, this 83 year old has seen a lot in his sixty years on this island. He is head of the Peace Committee in Batticaloa and been a pillar of strength for the citizens in this East Coast town.

His room in the Eastern Turret of St. Michael's College is a wonderful space.

15 comments:

Tavish said...

Wow lovely portrait! lovely look and feel! how did you get such an amazing exposure? i love your lens too its amazing!

Dominic Sansoni said...

Thanks Tavish,
The light in that room was just great. Have you checked out LIGHTROOM2? Download available on a one month trial. makes 'processing' a breeze!

java said...

Great textures Dom. Love the paperweights!

Dushantha said...

wow..lovely shot uncle dom..i dont know if you remember but im the the gut aunty nicola told you about..i tried to get in touch with you but wasnt able to...this shot like many others of yours have such an elevated beuty and stiry telling nature in it...brilliant

siro2002 said...

What a surprise! Thanks so much for this impression.

It was Dezember 2003 when wo got the permission to talk to him. We will never forget this amazing moment: a very small thin old man wearing clothes which seemed to be of the same age...and when he opened his mouth the room was suddenly filled with electricity...what an experience.
The photo gives the impression that he is still the same...we are so happy about

Thanks, Roland

siro2002 said...

What a surprise! Thanks so much for this impression!

It was Dezember 2003 when we got the permission to talk to him. We will never forget this moment:
A very small thin old man wearing clothes which seemed to be of the same age...but when he opened his mouth the room was suddenly filled with electricity...what a big personality!

Thanks, roland

cerno said...

Satellite view of the building that photo was taken in is (I think)

Dominic Sansoni said...

Bang on CERNO - as the link from my blog say....
"CERNO - No need to get lost"

christer norway said...

hey Sansoni,
would you have the email of Fr. Harry Miller?

Christer, Norway
www.invinciblepeace.org

Neil said...

It is a wonderful picture of Father Miller who was a young priest & Rector in 1960s when I was in my middle school at St. Michale's College. Now I live in SC, USA for 25 years leaving my home town, Batticaloa, because of the civil war in Sri Lanka.For my surprise this picture woke me up to think back how this man lives for 60 years there and to realize the existence of mine in this planet.

Dominic Sansoni said...

Neil,
Thank you. Father Miller is back in the States now, why not look him up? He has retired....
Cheers

Dominic Sansoni said...

Father Harry Miller is back in Batticaloa.

Sriskandas at SC said...

It is a god-willing that he is back to where he belongs, Batticaloa, Srilanka.

ViChU said...

proud to be a michalite

http://askfree.info/batticaloa

Borstel said...

Father Miller is just such an inspiring person! He has influenced my life in many, fateful ways, in the few minutes we have met!