Ethiopia on film – not the decisive moments, but the original life of an original people.
I exposed this Acros Neopan 100 film (now discontinued by Fujifilm company) almost 4 years ago during my attending a filming of documentary film “Jerusalem Dream” in Ethiopia. I wrote already around 20 posts wit dozens and dozens color and BW images taken with both – film and digital cameras (mostly with digital) and still have a lot to categorize and to post in the same manner of the short series and stories. In my plans to publish a photobook about this visit, but working on this book will take even longer time, bcos i always have an issues when i have to choose a limited numbers of my photographs for some body of work.
About this series – it’s not about epic and “the decisive moments“, but about the usual life of a people in cities, whom I saw during my walks, and a few landscapes – very attractive and somehow dramatic by my opinion. Recently many street and documentary photography became obsessed with an idea to proclaim all their photographs as the only “the decisive moments” – not less and not more. But, real life has a lot more shades and not only BLACK and WHITE – millions of tones of gray in the middle, sometimes “boring” in terms of decisiveness, but still available and interesting as moments of the real life of real people. Anyway – I hope you got my point of view.
enjoy the “gray” life of an original people.