remember when i was 18 and did this vaguely pornographic shoot with a random couple i met at a nude beach ?
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
Ernest Hemingway (via ryandonato)
#day2 giving back and shooting
Got some great work done this day! Hope everything comes out well. I’ve been shooting people I’ve met before and also people living around them and shooting them in their homes. It’s challenging but they warm up to me very quickly and appreciate my kindness. ✨
Shooting #Day2 08|11
#vsco #vscocam #vscofilm #kodakportra #documentary #parsonsseniorthesis #iphoneonly (at Llenas, Espaillat, Dominican Republic)
I returned to shoot a beautiful strong lady I shot during my last visit and witnessed her suffering from cancer today. Her breast are in very bad condition but she has to continue to live with it because she can’t afford to remove it. Its so sad to see the way people survive here which is why I have a passion for bringing awareness through my work.
(at Moca, R.D.)
I’m currently in the Dominican Republic shooting for Senior Thesis! I have shot 2 days so far and have been here for 3! I am so excited about this retrun and refining what I began. I hope that everything comes out extraordinary!
I will try to update as much as possible!
Guilty to say I’ve been spending time on twitter. @adelinelulo
In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.
For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.
The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.
But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.
The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.
They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”
NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”
this is so beautiful