Raving in Kurdistan | March 2019

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Late March 2019: Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq (Kurdistan) I had a bit of a difficult start in Iraq. A couple of weeks into my moving there this past March, I was in a car accident, while on a trip for work. To this day, neither I nor the colleague driving know what happened. One second we were cruising down a mostly empty, flat stretch of highway, and the next, we were careening through the field next to the highway, windshield cracked, airbags deployed, the front of the car smashed. Miraculously, neither of us were hurt beyond cuts and bruises. I did get whipkash and bang my ribs up though (passenger airbag hit me full in the sternum), and for the next 5 or 6 weeks, inevitable …

chaos in the club

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One of the things I never kind of expected to do, was shoot inside a nightclub… in Singapore. I spent most of my childhood here chafing at all of the things I wasn’t supposed to do or be or think about or whatever, that whenever I get away with doing my own thing, I’m a little shocked. (Yes, I have issues) François K night at club kyo back in December. Many thanks to the good people at kyo who let Flemming and I in to shoot for the evening. Fujifilm X-T1, XF 23mm f1.4 | 1.5 sec, f9, ISO 5000

Zack Christ in Color

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Some months ago I posted a black and white portrait of Zack Christ. It appeared he rather liked the picture too. I love black and white portraits, and I try to make them all the time. But I am influenced too much by the colour of things, still unable to concentrate only on form and contrast, ignoring the bias of hue and shade. This rings true of this picture too. So here it is, with original impression and intention intact. Try again next time.