Keeping an Open Eye

2014 has been a very busy year of travel which has been great because it means I’m also photographing new places. The last month however, has been more quiet on the travel front and I find I’m shooting more local street and abstract photography. I always keep an eye out for interesting shapes, contrasts and colours. I find each year I go through one of these stages and the most important aspect is to keep shooting!

Have fun out there!

Marc

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Water.

There is something about the presence of water that is very attractive. It can be surging storm water, still pond water or the peaceful tide coming in at sunset. There are so many different scenarios and they all evoke different thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Below are a few images photographed in Montreal, South Beach Miami and the Dominican Republic. Have fun out there!

Marc

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Old & New Come Together: Copenhagen

This city was a blast and a photographic paradise! The colourful historic buildings mixed with modern lines from the new constructions were really something to see. There is also such a zest for life in Copenhagen with so many people exercising along the canal or hand gesturing their next turn on the many bike paths that connect the neighbourhoods of the city. Taking an afternoon and renting a bike to explore the city is something I’ll never forget and was well worth it. Plus, seeing people react to my “accidental” ignorance to the biking rules of the city was also fun to see.  🙂 Read more

Urban Senegal

This post is off subject from why I was  in Senegal, to document water projects with Water Charity in the rural villages, however I felt like I had to share what I’ve been witnessing.

There are many great organizations working to bring the basics to the villages such as water, sanitation and education. However, there does not seem to be much effort in the bigger cities. Sure many of these cites have electricity and bottled water but the filth, poor sanitation and poverty are factors of major concern. Read more

Goree Island

Just off the coast of Dakar, sits an island with a very long and dark history. It was an island once used for the Atlantic Slave Trade. Now it is a popular tourist attraction with a ton of local artists selling their work. The buildings and the art are all very colourful, a place you could spend an entire day photographing. I found the village quaint and very cute. Enjoy the colours!

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The Last Visit: Foundiouge & Fatick Region

I can’t think of a better way to have completed our round of Water Charity / Peace Corps project visits. The project in the Guague Cherif Village was a newly constructed well within the grounds of the Health Hut. What I didn’t expect was to learn about all the other amazing pieces to this larger project. Read more

Sinthian Medina Cherif, Velingara District

At only 10 years old, this was one of the newest villages we’ve seen so far on the trip.

For me, the kids really stuck out as they were so happy and full of energy. It’s amazing to see them run around kicking a ball of rags as a soccer ball but being so happy to be playing with their friends. Even when a few of them fell out of the tree, there were no tears or screams, just a lot of laughter! Read more

Kekererssi Village (Kedougou Region, Senegal)

Just wrapped up the southern tip of our voyage in the Kedougou region. It also means a slight break from the 43C degree temperature, but let’s be honest the “break” will probably mean a drop to 38C! Read more

Senegal, Africa: The First 2 Villages

I’m currently in Africa on behalf of Photographers Without Borders travelling with two great people from WaterCharity. We are visiting multiple water project sites across the country that have been initiated by the Peace Corps and funded by WaterCharity. I know, many organizations but all doing amazing work out here. Read more

San Francisco (SF) Part II

San Francisco Part II! There are so many beautiful shots of the Golden Gate bridge but there are also so many taken from that exact same angle, you know the shot I’m talking about… Don’t get me wrong, I love this photo, it was actually my desktop wallpaper for the longest time but I really wanted to capture a different perspective. Read more