Last August I travelled to Myanmar with two of my dearest friends. They came all the way from Portugal to Singapore, where we met, and from Singapore we flew to Bangkok and finally Mandalay.
Note: This blog is written in English but my native language is Portuguese. Sorry if you find typos, funny phrase constructions or odd sentences. And by the way, thanks for reading it!
Grünau is a Namibian settlement, located on the side of the B1, Namibia main road, and just two hours away from the South African border. I drove there for petrol and coffee during my recent road trip but ended up staying a little bit longer. It’s a massive contrast when we think about the more touristic and postcard type of landscape that Namibia is famous for but it is nevertheless a real landscape, a real settlement with just a few people resisting the passage of time.
It’s been a while, I know.
It makes me sad to see how long ago I wrote my last post but I had to make this pause and try to figure it out how could I keep posting and writing without any concerns of judgement about my writing. And the answer is… I need to stop worrying about it. My native language is portuguese, it is an incredible beautiful language, complex and rich and I wish I could exclusively write in portuguese but I can’t. I don’t live in Portugal and most of the people I want to communicate with, can’t read portuguese. And the blog is mainly about visual content and text is used to support that content. So what is the solution? Stop writing and just use images? Close the blog? Or stop worrying about it and use my broken english as a way of expression and to give extra context to the photographs. Well I choose the last option, even though I hate the word ‘broken’ to describe it but I guess it’s just the way it is. So from today on I will post more often, not sure how often but definitely more often than before.
It’s official. The rainy season arrived in Singapore. This week I’ve been trying to finish a post about Chinatown, mainly night shots taken with the x100, but the weather didn’t let me go out to the streets. I know, weather shouldn’t be an excuse when it comes to photography but hey, we all have our weaknesses 🙂
I’ve been in Kuala Lumpur twice in the past six months but I have never had the opportunity to make a more extended photography coverage of the city (hopefully very soon will have enough images) but still in both occasions I managed to carry my Fuji XT2 and two prime lenses – a 23mm and 35mm both f2 – and take a few shots in the streets.
No matter how organised you are, things never really happen the way you plan, especially when traveling. We went back to Cape Town and some of our initial thoughts to shoot and document the trip didn’t quite happen the way we expected. In fact they didn’t happen at all.