Monday, August 30, 2010
A simple truth that I forever marvel at: the more open I am with my subjects, the more open (braver, more vulnerable, more giving) they are with me.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Reflecting on whether there will be enough for dinner,
...on whether the dumpster in back has been picked through
...on whether the shelter will be a place of safety or continued violence
...on whether anyone notices that I'm only wearing socks
...on whether change will come in our lifetime
Don't give change. Make change.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I like to talk. (Call it an occupational hazard.) Traveling as I do allows me to meet all sorts of people. I've made it a rule to speak to every single one of them before taking a photo. It feels like the respectful thing to do. And I end up having some of the most fascinating, thought-provoking, perspective inducing conversations. And then as I'm taking pictures (which has become my daily mental/visual exercise regimen) I can see the stories I just heard play out on their faces. These are incredibly powerful moments for me. I am lucky. So very lucky.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
a tiny herd of elephants,
a large monkey with lots to say
a man with a large nose trying to whistle