#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
Detroit - Unbroken Down
In the past 40 years, the number of people living in the city of Detroit has halved. This has led many to write it off — in many ways, wrongly — as a decrepit ghost town. Unbroken Down is a photo project that counters the images of abandoned buildings with personal, vibrant shots of everyday life in Detroit.
Photographer Dave Jordano – fresh out of college after being born and raised in the Motor City – was part of the exodus when he headed for Chicago to start a commercial photography studio in the late ’70s. Jordano’s father worked for General Motors and joked that motor oil ran in the family’s veins. Three years ago, Jordano returned to Detroit and began photographing the neighborhoods, people, vistas and communities of his hometown. His resulting body of work is an endearing and sprawling document of a city close to his heart.
“This is the most emotional work I’ve made,” he says. “I don’t get tired and I just keep wanting to go back. I find more and more material every time I go.”
Unbroken Down is also an attempt to set the photographic record straight. Jordano believes that Detroit is more than a tale of decline and images of the associated urban decay. Yet, a lot of celebrated photography projects made in Detroit recently have focused on ruination as if the apocalypse passed through and kept going.
I love when you become so close with someone that you can see parts of each other in one another and you begin to say the same things and steal lines from one another and have a similar sense of humor and can exchange an inside joke with just a glance you don’t even have to talk because you have such a strong connection with them and you can sit in comfortable silence but also talk for hours it’s really hard to find that kind of compatibility
I make myself so happy sometimes! Im just honestly so proud of my progress and achievements! I Love it, I Love it, I Love it! I wouldn’t imagine my life any other way. The medium of Photography added to who I am! I’m in love for life!