I have finished up a long commercial project (will be posting that in a couple of months) and have been starting to prepare for 2011 in Vietnam. 2010 was an amazing year for me in both photography and film making and I know that 2011 will be even better. I started organizing all my photos into a massive lightroom archive so that they are more easily referenced when I need them.
Through this process I have comeÂ acrossÂ some photos from Van Mon leprosy village that I like but didn’t make the cut in telling the story of the place. Storytelling isn’t always about showing your favorite photos, but to…. tell a story. These photos are more like singles, but moments that I liked when I came across them again.
When I look at these photos, it reminds me how alone and isolated the people at Van Mon lived. It alsoÂ remindsÂ me that I need to go see them for Tet this year and see how they are doing.
Normally I would leave these on my hard drive as the project has been finished for over 3 years now, but I found inspiration to show them from fellow photographersÂ Aaron Joel Santos and Julian Abram Wainwright who have also beenÂ reminiscingÂ on their older work and it inspired me to do the same. Hope you kind gentlemen don’t mind?
It is really good for me to look at my old work, see my mistakes and think about how you would do something different today. Thus is the process of continual growth. Never be content and always look to improve.
Thanks for looking.
After months of meeting different organizations, officials and documenting my 2 stories about leprosy in Vietnam, my work is done. You can see my finished work at http://www.ehrinmacksey.com/Multimedia.html
I have asked a couple of people who are considered experts in the industry to review my work and i happy to receive that they thought very highly of my work.
When you spend so much time both emotionally and physically on a project like this you hope that it truly touches people and makes them want to help or understand more.
Here are some of my reviews below and thanks again to everyone for their support:
Duck Rabbit – where photography, art, audio and journalism collide
Slug & Lede – Review 1 / Review 2
So tomorrow I’m back to work on my project. Above you can see where I eat lunch and dinner everyday when I’m there. Like I posted before it is …. rural. I’m really excited to go back since now i feel very confident with my new video equipment and I got some addons to my video equipment from my friend Justin. God Bless his little heart as getting electronics and video equipment in Vietnam is quite difficult, at least good equipment.
So I’m out in the sticks again to work more on my epic Multimedia/film. Next week i have to conduct a couple of interviews so I hope I will be able to post more about my trip to Sapa, Vietnam.
I truely can’t wait to go back and start working on my video ideas for this project.
Wish me luck.
Well, I have been working like crazy to get my new websites up. I’m designing one for photography and another one for web design.
On top of that I have finished a new website for a group of talented journalists who I have joined in our quest for freelance multimedia. The website is http://www.ontheroadmedia.com
I very happy with the work I did on this website, it looks simple but is advanced in the navigation and operation.
Besides that I got some crazy skin things happening to me lately. I got smacked in the face with something while driving on the road (motorbike). Then I got some strange rash under my arm. Well things like this are kind of normal when your living in a developing country and should go away soon, I hope.
I attached a photo of my apartment. Nothing crazy or anything just so you can see that I’m not living in a hole.
I’m going to go out for more shooting next week so I will hopefully post some new stuff soon.