I didn't realize that crime was such a tremendous problem in South Africa until I landed at the airport.
"You two watch out for the luggage, I'm going to fetch the car," A Tzuchi brother told us as he ran off into the parking garage. But isn't this an international airport of one of the biggest cities in Africa?! I thought to myself.
I tried to notlet that minor obstruction get in the way of picture taking. But staying within the confinement of the car most of the trip was, well, confining. The risk of getting equipment/images stolen was always on the first of thought process. "So, is it safe to walk around here?" I asked. "Probably not with those three cameras around your neck." Someone murmured.
Everyone we interviewed has been robbed at least once. A couple of them have even been kidnapped before.
On the other hand. I started shooting film again. Because the 4 Megapixel 1D just isn't acceptable for a full spread @ 300 dpi. I must say that losing that dependence on digital imaging was quite a trip. Sticking with the same ISO and changing every 36 shots, not being able to check for proper exposure was the pain and pleasure of Provia 100F. Although the gallery is a mix of digital and film, I admit that I once again fell in love with the beauty and beast that we call chrome.
I picked out the following based on the "single photo" emphasis. I'm still unable to shoot contigously.