As some of you know I have been doing a bit of traveling lately. In the beginning of June I was in Colombia with a non-profit client. It was supposed to be an observational trip but of course I had to bring “a” camera and was able to do quite a bit of shooting both in Bogota and Cartagena. “A” camera pretty much means an arsenal, including a new purchase, the Leica M with a 50mm f1.4. I won’t be reviewing the camera in this post, that will come after a bit more time in my hands. Safe to say the Fuji might be taking a rest!
In class I show movies about journalists like Nachtwey and National Geo men and woman like Jodi Cobb, photographers that make images that change the world. I now have a glimpse into what it takes to make those kinds of images. I’ll have another opportunity later this month in Uganda and Rwanda to follow their footsteps and see how I fair.
My plan… go with an open heart, mind and lens.
The images below are some street images and a few friends I made along the way. There are many more images of the courageous Men and Women that are lifting themselves out of poverty to create a better life for themselves, their families and communities, but you’ll have to way to see those…
Thank you so much Adele Nandan and Brian Olarte Cashin.