Leaving China today. It’s been a wild trip where I learned a lot more about the current culture and history of this country. Went through ups and downs in this trip but overall I had an amazing time shooting in all types of environments with different subjects.
Long ago, the people of Yangshuo used cormorants to catch fish in the river. They worked at night as the fish were drawn to lights from lamps, making it easier for the birds to dive and make their catch. This photo of a man in modern clothes showing off his cormorants is both a tourist trap and homage to the history here.
A few months ago I decided to be more intentional about stepping out of my comfort zones with photography and actively pursuing portrait work. To be honest, I was just too interested in night/landscape/action as a way to seek and show the beauty in the world, but my shyness also played a part. The hardest part of nature is patience, enduring elements, and putting in time to get to locations and wait for the shot you want. Portraits are different, more intimate and vulnerable. There’s no need to tell the mountains which way to move and I’ve never worried if a sunset is not going to like the way I make it look. Then, I started seeing portraits as a way to do the same beauty seeking but through human connection. So I went to New York and stood behind @annameredythe to learn as she worked her magic. What I knew was confirmed. It’s a whole different game, but not one I’m not good enough for and one I still find myself wanting to perfect. It takes gaining a new type of confidence and a little different approach, but as with most things good came from the vulnerability. I realized I love capturing things of gigantic permanence, but sometimes I want the intimate moments, the tiny permanence, so to speak. After a few months of mainly photographing people I’ve enjoyed an October getting back to my roots in nature/adventure, but still managed to incorporate a bit of people in here and there.
Lots of people stopped by to enjoy our Multani Painting and Dress Decorating stalls! 🙌 It was an absolute blast 🎉🎉 Hope to see everyone again next year at Taal 2017!
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