During the workshop with @olaf_photo we came upon this handsome fellow who graciously allowed several of us to make his portrait. I carefully positioned him near an area of open shade and a nice background. He was very excited about the image when I showed it to him and wanted to make sure I sent him a copy. He is studying at a local college but with looks like this he would might consider being on a runway in Milan. #vancouver#streetportrait#fujifilm#x100f#travel#travelportrait
This reminds me of a proverb
that frequent my mother's mouth,
she says "many people are on earth,
only few of them are here to live,
some are accomplice to others,
this life is a cinema to some,
many more to disturb the earth." Today I'm far away from home,
I wish I am not, to tell my mother
what I have gotten to understand,
that purpose supersedes rightness,
right or wrong, no one is living
empty, we're all doing what we feel
is right for us at each point in time.
“Monumen Pembebasan Irian Barat”
Monumen ini dibangun untuk mengenang para pejuang Trikora dan masyarakat Irian Barat yang memilih menjadi bagian dari Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia. Setelah lepas bebas dari penjajahan Belanda, karena wilayah Irian Barat dipertahankan Belanda sejak Konferensi Meja Bundar (1949) dan Belanda mengulur- ulur waktu sampai Bung karno membentuk Komando Trikora. Kata Irian singkatan dari Ikut Republik Indonesia Anti Nederland.
Repost from @immortal_shot
The boy's facial expression tells
the direction he wants to face,
would it not be mysterious if
he owns one of those cars?
Is it a misery that all he has
are the bunches of plantain?
If he had a shoe on maybe I'd
have imagined being in his shoes
to feel exactly what he is feeling.
Could it be that he doesn't have
a shoe on because someone else is in
his shoes to know what it feels like?
What's going on in his mind?
What does his face suggests?
Frustration or determination?
Old pictures could be scary
if they're in black and white,
imagine this picture the same
and appreciate beauty in colours,
as colours beautify this picture,
let smile and positivity be the
colours that beautify your days.
Today my mind is empty and
have no word for this picture,
so as the bike bypasses the car,
I will bypass my task and
leave you to find a meaning,
a picture is worth more than
a thousand words they say,
this picture isn't short of that.
In spite of my emptiness,
I see "divine grace." Image captured and edited by @immortal_shot
Words Scribbled byElijah O. Odetokun @hollic_pro
How did water, have you ever
asked how water entered orange?
Forces of nature speaks in silence,
strange languages and in ways
beyond our human reasoning.
We think it is easier for orange
to hold water but it should be
hard for water to enter coconut,
but we want life to be the same
for men who wakes up by alarm
and men who are alarms that
disturb the sleep of the streets.
Before you cast judgement,
ask the right questions,
how did water enter orange?
חסרי בית. קבצנים. נרקומנים. נשים בזנות. חיות רחוב.
את הסדרה הזו אני מקדיש לאנשים הגרים ברחוב.
הם חלק בלתי נפרד מההוויה היומיומית, ומהצורה שבה אני מסתכל על העיר שלי, על הרחוב. הם קורבנות המערכת.
המשוררת זלדה פעם אמרה שהמשיח עלול להיות אחד מקבצני ירושלים. אני לא ממש מאמין במשפט הזה. אבל בכל זאת, בכל נרקומן, בכל אישה בזנות, אני רואה סיפור שלם, של ההווה, ומדמיין את העבר שלהם.
יש גישה נפוצה אצל צלמים שמסתכלים על ההומלסים כדמות ויזואלית יפהפיה שמעבירה רגש חזק וסאבטקסט באופן ברור. מתוך הסתייגות מהגישה הזו אני בוחר להראות דווקא את התמונות של האנשים האלו כשהם חסרי פנים. להחסיר את ההבעה האנושית מהם, ולהפוך בעזרת המצלמה את הדמויות לפסלים.
סדרה #4 : חסרי הפנים, תל אביב יולי 2019
The Homeless, Women in Prostitution, Street Animals.
This serie I chose to focus on the people who live in the streets of my city.
The Street people are a major part of my POV on the big city, and on the street. They are the victims of the system.
The Israeli Poet Zelda said that the Massiah may be one of the beggars of Jerusalem.
I’m not a big believer of the Massiah, but anyway I see a whole life story in every beggar, and sometimes I could imagine their pasts.
Some photographers look at the homeless as perfect visual characters for their works.
Contrary to this attitude I choose to show these people, and hide their faces-to put out their face expression.
Transforming these people to kind of Humane Sculptures with my camera’s help.
Series #4 : The Faceless, Tel Aviv, July-August 2019.
STATE VISIT. Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia. Saturday, May 25, 2019
Decorating the streets of Windhoek in view of the two-day state visit of President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania (May 27-28). His portrait, next to President Hage Geingob's of Namibia, are hung from each lamppost in the capital's main arteries.
So happy to meet up with @jordi.koalitic and @fbatllo8 again in Asia! Can’t believe it’s really happening 🙌 Love our teamwork. We gonna have lot of fun and bunch of good pictures.
btw does anyone know where we are in this picture?
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One Day I Will be a Jewels Seller
if you are in New York, stop by my exhibit “One Day, I Will” from July 29 until end of September. It is on 46th and 1st avenue in Manhattan ! ***
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Fatime, 10, from Chad :
“My family had a good life before fleeing our village. My father was selling #camels to rich people. Now we’re alive, thank God, but we’ve lost everything, our camels, our jewels, everything. The journey was too long without our camels.
When I grow up I want to sell jewels. In my culture it’s a shame if a girl doesn’t wear jewels. I want girls and women to wear beautiful things.” ***
The realities of women and girls trapped in crisis rarely make headlines. Over the past 5 years I asked girls around the world to dress up in what they want to be when they grow up.
This long term project advocates for equality access to education, no matter the circumstances, even in times of war or humanitarian crisis. #vtremeau#1day1will#onedayiwill@1day1will@un_ocha