Perhaps this was very far from home, far from his past, and approaching an uncertain future.Read More
Recently, a National Geographic photography assignment was brought to my attention with a description that fit almost too perfectly to last year my family has experienced. The title of the assignment is 'Transitions: As the World Turns'
A broad spectrum of photos immediately flew into my mind as ones that wonderfully captured this assignment's spirit. The idea is to show the dynamic nature of life using a necessarily static medium. The idea is to have embedded in the photo a representation of change in the world, in the landscape, or in life. As a result of a paradigm-shifting year that included the sickness and death of my father, a brilliant and reflective 3-month North American family road trip, my move to Ethiopia, and a recent family journey to Tanzania, I like to think that my arsenal for this brand of photo is pretty extensive.
Below you'll find the three photos I submitted for the NatGeo photo assignment -- posted in my order of preference -- along with links to my 'Your Shot' page. There you have the opportunity to read my full photo descriptions, to add these photos to your favourites, or to comment on them. I encourage you to do all of these in order for any of these shots to be published, which would be a massive thing in my world.
Cheers from Jimma, and keep making each day count, friends.
'...now we are tasked to carry his spark through the ages...'Read More
'Dad was known for being the guy to skitter across the dance floor on one foot shouting ‘Hup! Hup! Hup!’ He was never afraid to be that guy.'Read More
We opted for adventure counseling.Read More
A 17,000km Trail Across North America to Celebrate My Father’s Life Beautifully LivedRead More
'...Dad's spirit streams along with us at all moments of the day, in any conditions, for the rest of time.'Read More
'...motivation to stomp the pavement harder, and with fluorescent sneakers.'Read More
'...we can reflect on the fact that Dad was very much a person who lived in the present and said 'yes' more than usual.'Read More