If you’ve been following my Instagram feed you would have noticed that my Madagascar photography workshop / adventure has started a few days ago. I am so thrilled to be back in Madagascar, this time really focused on photographing the place. As I am writing this, we are lazily descending the Tsiribihina River making our way through the beautiful Malagasy landscapes while enjoying some amazing food on the boat and sharing travel stories from all over the world. The Internet is pretty much non-existent in these parts so as I am posting this, we are already back into Antananarivo, sorting through the thousands of photos taken over the last 11 days. I’ll talk more in a future post about the awesome group and some of the places we visited along the way.
Although I did pretty much the same trip last year, it’s always interesting to take people along and see the same places through the eyes of the other photographers. My photographic goal for this trip was to come up with photographs that compliment my “life on the river”collection from last year, shooting a lot of patterns and textures related to the river. In the process, I seem to have found brand new stories to photograph which I will share over the coming months.
I will leave you with a photograph of local man who had a very infectious smile. At first I didn’t realize he was an important man in the village, but later that evening he showed up around the camp fire with a full entourage of people, looking like he was the chief of the village. To photograph him (and a few other villagers) we found quite a few shaded spots throughout the village and we made full use of the beautiful “porch light” learned a few years ago from Bobbi Lane (thank you Bobbi!).