Shadows on the wall

How I long to be
A shadow on the wall
I will make no sound at all
And when the sun goes down
The shadow on the wall
It cannot be seen at all

-Brandi Carlile-

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Chasing shadows, Sudan

Old Dongola, Sudan

Old Dongola, Sudan

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Skateboarding in Melbourne, Australia

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Colours and shadows of Trinidad, Cuba

Little girl and shadow in Den/ui village, Bushmanland, Namibia

Little girl and shadow in Den/ui village, Bushmanland, Namibia

Shadows on the wall, Sudan

Shadows on the wall, Sudan

 

Sakura – cherry blossom of Japan

“If I were asked to explain the Japanese spirit, I would say it is wild cherry blossoms glowing in the morning sun!”
— Motoori Norinaga –

Sakura, Japan

Sakura, Japan

The hanami (sakura viewing) period in Japan is almost over, but hard to forget! Here are some photographs to keep your memories alive…or to get you inspired for the next year!

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Sakura, cherry blossom

Sakura, cherry blossom

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“The cherries’ only fault: the crowds that gather when they bloom”
— Saigyo –

Monkey busines

Japanese Macaque Nagano, Japan

Japanese Macaque baby (Macaca fuscata) in hot spring covering its face, Jigokudani National Park, Japan

Japanese Macaques, or Snow Monkey (Macaca fuscata) is a species native to Japan. It is the most northern-living non-human primate. During my two-year stay in Japan I had several opportunities to meet these lovely creatures. The most rewarding, in term of photography, was the one in Jigokudani Monkey Park in the Japan Alps where the following photographs were made.

 

India – photo appetizer

I have just returned from a magnificent trip throughout India! The country has so much to offer to anyone with open eyes: from the ecstasy of Holi festival to the grief of hardworking children in the mines of Dhanbad, from the imposing beauty of Taj Mahal to the disappearing tribal people of Konyak in Nagaland, from Kumbh Mela festival to the slums of Kolkata. Here are some quickly selected photographs – more to come along with stories – so stay tuned!


Boy carrying basket full of coal that he has collected from a government mine in Dhanbad, India

Boy carrying basket full of coal that he has collected from a government mine in Dhanbad, India

Holi festival in Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan, India

Holi festival in Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan, India

Old Konyak man smoking opium, Nagaland, India

Old Konyak man smoking opium, Nagaland, India

Tattooed Konyak man, Nagaland, India

Tattooed Konyak man, Nagaland, India

Holi festival, India

Holi festival, India

Stealing coal in Dhanbad coal mines

Stealing coal in Dhanbad mines

Holy man - Sadhu - drinking tea, Haridwar, India

Holy man – Sadhu – drinking tea, Haridwar, India

Early morning bath in the Ganga river, Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, India

Early morning bath in the Ganga river, Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, India

Slum of Kolkata, India

Train passing along the slums of Kolkata, India

Coalfields in Jharia, India

Coalfields in Jharia, India


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Coal mines of Dhanbad, India

Stealing coal is not effectively banned in India, neither is child labor. It both regrettably unites in the coal mines of Dhanbad!

Boy carrying basket full of coal that he has collected from a government mine in Dhanbad, India

Boy carrying basket full of coal that he has collected from a government mine in Dhanbad, India