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The ReThink Project: Part III

April 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
And here it is, the final project titled: A Letter To Kai Initially I found the Rethink experience extremely frustrating because I had so many ideas and the project was completely open to interpretation. I explored several ideas including a surf film, educational presentation for expecting fathers and recreating my website/presentation of my proje...
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The ReThink Project: part II

December 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Not the camera, the website! After trying to rethink my approach to photography, I came up with a few ideas that were... just OK. I was initially thinking about revisiting portraiture since it's an area that I find very challenging. But I haven't been inspired to really dive into this so my camera sat idle for some time. A new direction I am th...
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The ReThink Project: part I

November 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
What a year this is going to be. I'm going to be a father in February and then we are moving to Bucharest in June where I'll start a new job. To add to this I'm about to start back into my MA program. Take a breath and buckle up because here we go! The first project we are diving into is called the "Rethink Project". It sounds like the goal is t...
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Mandazi Road Photo Project

May 22, 2014
As part of my MA program, we were asked to write a piece about our current project. The following shares a little background to the area that I'm photographing and I reveal some of the struggles I'm having as well. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the project, but the damn rain just won't stop and it's become impossible to show a progression which wa...
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Flooding in Dar

April 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Dar es Salaam is experiencing one of the most intense rainy seasons to date. Many deaths have been reported and major parts of the city have just been reconnected after bridges failed and roadways flooded. Below is a recent photo I took while walking through the waist deep water was published on BBC. Due to all the rain, major construction proje...
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Bahati takes on the Alps

March 26, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
When Bahati Mgunda, a Tanzanian teaching assistant with the International School of Tanganyika, was asked to chaperone a ski trip to Saas Fee, Switzerland, he jumped at the opportunity. He had seen snow once before, yet he never thought he would get the chance to put on a pair of skis. The trip ran from March 15-22 and Bahati set a goal for hims...
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Portraits: Stepping out of my comfort zone again

March 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
What exactly is a portrait? Sounds easy enough until you put the camera up to your eye. Do you pose them, do you go au-natural, do you look for the serious look or dig for emotion? A comment from my critique was, "Try to really find out who that person is"... " get deeper than the surface." This was a tough assignment for me because it's not the...
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