Hi, It's been a while since I dropped content, but I have my reasons for it. I went to see some places in and outside the USA, I stayed in Miami, Orlando and The Bahamas. Documented almost everyday of my trip with my camera, wich led to more than 700+ decent images. Everybody ask the same question about Miami, "Is it like in the movies", Yes it is, sort of. I mean, it's crazy, Yachts, Villas, Supercars, ridicilously tall buildings and anything else you could describe with words Luxury and overpriced. I got used to it after a while tho. Orlando was fun, but not as fun as Miami, but the Bahamas where something else. I got up super early in the morning and hopped on a big boat that would bring me to the Bahamas. My first encounter with the Bahamas was crazy, I got to witness a carnaval-like busride. The driver put on some soca music and people got out of their seats and stater dancing like the won the lottery, this was all happening while we moved past typical tropical scenery on our way to the beach. The bus dropped us off at the local market, it was a 5 minute wallk form there to the beach. The colour if the sand is just gogeous, and don't even get me started about the water. Even if you went all the way into the deeper part of the water you'd still be able to see whats underneath you.
I've never had so much time and freedom for my photography, so I took every chance I had to shoot. I woke up, ate something went out with my camera, grabbed a quick snack while is was on my way to wherever, continued shooting. After a ling day of walking and shooting I returned to the place I was staying and just laid back on the terrace while I listened to some music till I felt like going to my room to catch some sleep. I kept on doing this for days. Might sound boring, but I've never felt more productive and relieved at the same time. Spent as much time on the streets as I could, looking for things I hadn't seen yet. I met some interesting people on the streets, all types of people, Cab drivers, Junkies, CEO's, construction workers, you name it. Made small talk with most of them, some of them would even bring up subject like money, lifestyle, career and hobby's, it was fun to see how easy these people opened up after a couple of meaningless sentences. I took pictures of some of the people I had spoken to, not only to have it as some kind of souvenir, but I saw it as the perfect opportunities to "practice" my street photography. Some said yes, some said no, some didn't even notice.
I found out that I really like to take pictures of people as well, something I was afraid of when I started with photography. Now that I was feeling more confident about walking up to strangers with a camera in my hand I started seeing even more opportunities for good photographs. This trip wasn't just about being there, It was about exploring, discovering, experiencing. It started to feel like I was living there, because I believe that you'll enjoy your stay much more if you adapt to the enviroment you're in.
I love the places I visited, but I'm glad to be back home. pictures will follow soon.