In June this year I was close to a traditional area in Jerusalem, worth a visit to see another side of the humanity unknown to me.
I expected that it would be very difficult to make or take any reasonable street photography here. Surprisingly enough it was easier as expected, the Fujifilm X Pro2 was a big help. After several years with the X Pro1 I recently switched to the X Pro2. The transition was smooth, with the X pro2 I managed to seamlessly blend in the street-life of Jerusalem. On the X Pro2 I had the XF 35 f2.0 which quickly became my most loved piece of glass.
Today it is time to share 10 images on my blog, I think it is more than worth a look. Some shots maybe technically not perfect, it however all is about the impression I like to share.
For some people the Maldives mean relaxing and after some days it might become somewhat boring. The challenge is to turn this boredom into a state of seeing and discover if there is more than just drinks, water and sunshine. Believe it or not, but there is more to see and discover. The Maldives are not just resorts, there are locals living as well on the Islands. There are streets, houses, graffiti, elections and people.
In this gallery I show the other side of the Maldives. This side is not as polished as the resorts for tourists, it is the other reality of the paradise.
… the gallery with photos of Turkey is ready. Regular blog visitors saw most of it, just take this as a summary.
The portraits from India are ready, most of them shown already in the blog here so this is a summary.
The Cubans are masters of repairing and recycling. These boys made three-wheeled soap boxes. To get wheels probably is a mission impossible but ball bearings suit the job perfectly. Bellow a short reportage of a race. Great game!
Last days.. I showed some dogs.. I have some more and show the consolidated set now:
“Parque Central” in Havana, at any hour of the day it seems there is a contra-revolution. It is something different men passionately debate baseball at all hours of the day. They are shouting and having nose-to-nose confrontations. Several debates are going on in parallel, a flow of expression not possible everywhere else in Cuba.
Not free from doubts, I decided to blend with the crowd and made a series of portraits. Normally I do not take candid portraits, but here there was that acceptance of the proud Cuban men. I made about 60 portraits, in the gallery bellow I show 18 images worth sharing.
Today I was productive, the Senegal gallery has been completed. Mainly portraits with a few exceptions. Enjoy!
I have started with the Senegal Gallery containing portraits from the last trip earlier this year.
Portrait of a woman selling fish at the market in Kaolack – Senegal