In the last few Street Photography workshops we had, in one of them I collaborated with a group of creative writers on Facebook called “FLOW” spearheaded by a friend Ime Morales, an extraordinary writer and single mom. We decided to bring along her posse to observe out field exercises on street photography and at some point react to what they see and write anything about their observations.
Ime sent me several short blurbs accompanied by images captured by the workshop participants.and here it goes:
“My inspiration for the following text came from Henri Cartier-Bresson himself when he said, “…you picture their lives, what they’re about to do, what they’ve done, where they’re going…” These are stories that arise out of the pictures, but are not necessarily about the pictures themselves. In that sense, it adds depth to the photograph by adding a layer of story, fiction or otherwise. It tells a separate reality, or an alternate fantasy, to further widen the depth of field and possibly demystify a little the captured moment.”
It’s true…another year has passed and I have neglected this visual and personal journal of mine. A lot of milestones have passed in my life and most of them have been personal and family crises. Struggle is not enough to describe what I went through with my family and kids.Thankfully, we have proven to be of sterner fabric and rising above all these…light finally shone through.
To overcome the stress, I have sustained my biking and brought it to another level and I have adopted swimming as an integral part of staying alive longer. On top of my life’s agenda now is to promote well-being through physical activities.
In my bucket list are new projects involving long rides to different and far-flung places and adventures with my trusty steed “Trololo”.