Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Characters

Some people never let you down when it comes to photo-opportunities.
They are the true characters of the world -
They stand out because of who they are...what they stand for, how they live.
No, I'm not talking about the "outstanding" businessmen, the glitzeratti or the famous jetsetters.
I'm talking about the people one gets to meet when you drive into the rural areas of South Africa.
People who love the countryside, breathe the fresh air, live in the present.
Some are poor in monetary terms.
But so often, when I interact with them, I find that they are wealthy in many ways.
And I always return home a wiser person.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

Cheers
Christian, iwspo.net

Anonymous said...

Your pictures radiate passion and they call out to me. I think we really need passion and just need to escape the norm. I took a photography class just to see if it would help me take better pictures. I was wrong. The teacher said that we would take "before" shots to compare them to others later. Came printing day, I was only really happy with two of my images. The rest I didn't feel. I was trying too hard to follow the rules the teacher set out and I didn't get far. The first set was the best- and he deleted them. Anyway, your words were soothing and true, I wish the majority of people(if not all) had you view. I see commercial and they are prettyish, but empty. Partially because of photoshop. Anyway, keep doing what you do and love it. I know I do!