Let’s take a break in work related posts and let me take you somewhere hot and splendid and huge and mysterious. But before that, let me explain a few things… part of the stories you read here, well there is a bit of me that goes in it too. There’s nothing emotional about it, don’t be afraid. It’s practical, it’s about learning, I don’t intend to make anybody weep or cringe. Well, I hope!
Recently, I have been going through “old” photos and done a much needed sorting out. I came across my trip to Tanzania, back in 2007, to visit a good friend, Claire, who was living in Arusha at the time. I remember that year was quite pivotal for me. This is when I made a decision that I would leave London and find a job somewhere else, in another country. I ended up in Dubai and the rest is history as they say.
I love looking back at these shots because it reminds me of the fabulous experiences that I have been lucky to have or of the opportunities that I am proud to have created for myself. It’s pretty cool also to remember myself pre-husband and pre-children. Learning has always been a fascination for me, and one of the reasons I am enjoying the photography so much, is because it pushes me to continue to be doing that all the time. These are some of the things that I have been doing and/or that I am intending to do in order to further my learning and I will share some of it here, from time to time:
– participate to mentoring with Jonathan Udot.
– learning the craft of film photography for my personal use and hopefully for my #oneyearatatime project one day! (thank you Marie!)
– playing the ukulele – I know, not photography related at all! Please be patient with that one, I don’t believe there is a single musical bone in my body.
To go back to my photos of Tanzania, well I think I didn’t do such a bad job, considering I had a point and shoot, and no technical knowledge of operating the camera I had at the time manually. I re-vamped them a little, using my beloved VSCO presets. I wanted to share these too, because considering it’s been 8 years since I have been there and NONE of these shots have been printed and so they should be left alone on a hardrive any longer. Shame on me. I shall do something about that soon. Also, these shots have reminded me of something that I tend to forget sometimes, to follow my guts.
Africa is forever in my heart, looking at these again have defintely made me want to go back, hopefully again and again.