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Stu Robertson
Works at Peacein10000Hands.com
Lives in Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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One of my street shots from the trip to New Orleans. Incredible scenes there especially in the early hours of the morning!  #leicaimages   #blackandwhitephotography   #streetphotography   #neworleans   #travelphotography   #peacein10000hands   #streetpics  
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We spotted Anne in Soho London after a day of walking, photographing and feeling just a little exhausted! Anne looked incredible and we just couldn't walk by without saying hi!! So we chatted, she wanted to be part of the project and we took this image or Anne holding the white rose. Peace to Anne means 'love and respect'. We agree! #peacein10000hands   #portrait   #london   #soho   #peace   #love   #respect   #leicaimages  
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My guide and I ventured deep into the Thar dessert in Rajasthan, India, close to the Pakistan boarder, the four wheel drive was managing the terrane fine. It is one of the most splendid desserts of the world we have visited on the project to date. We came across a small village of stone huts and little else. They were a village of masons and their families had been so many many hundreds of years. We stopped and ventured in to take some pictures. Some villagers rushed us but many stayed back too. Many children had never had their picture taken and their enthusiasm and sheer joy with the little they had was infectious! So as many as could piled in for this picture! They were fascinated seeing their images of the screen of the camera. It was another amazing experience and memory for me of India. #peacein10000hands   #leicaimages    #india   #peace   #travel   #love   #tolorance   #rajasthan   #rajasthantourism   #thardesert  
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'Peace to me means to be satisfied with what you already have.' Airika, California. #leicaimages   #peacein10000hands   #portrait   #california  
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Reminiscing and window shopping, 5th Ave in New York #Leica #monochrom #newyorkcityphotography #newyork #leicaimages #streetphotography 
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Varanasi, locally referred to as ‘the oldest living city and the holiest city in the world’… an incredible place, the layers of time are thick and visible at every twist and turn of the city’s maze of alley ways and streets. The smells, the sights, the colours, the old temples, fish jumping, with a huge golden orange sun hanging in the sky like a prop for a movie. Despite all this humanity, history, tradition, poverty and chaos Varanasi has a deep sense of calm, of blissful peace and serenity… everyone happy, smiling. They have a saying that puts it into perspective ‘remember that the thousand petaled lotus' grow out of the mud’. Many morning traditions have been continuing for the last 3000 yrs on the Ghat (the steps on the riverbank). Varanasi is where the river Ganges flows to before it terminates in Calcutta. It’s polluted at this point and yet you watch as everyone does their yoga, prayers, washing themselves, shaving, doing their teeth and all in amongst cow poop, urine, rubbish, ash, fires, funeral pyres – even professional laundry men washing your laundry in it!? Incense burn, Mantras and chanting gently fill the air. On the banks of The Ganga I came across this Sadhu. They have chosen to give up all worldly possessions and are solely dedicated to achieving Moksa (liberation) the fourth and final stage of life as they study and live it. They smear their bodies in the ash you see rather than wearing clothes, hence the cropping at the bottom of this picture!! #peacein10000hands   #india   #varansi   #leicaimages   #peace   #travel #travelphotography   #portrait      
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The challenge to meet, photograph and talk to 10,000 people from every country on the planet for this project means I find myself in interesting, educating and the odd scary situation. Every day is different. The challenge is to engage on a level that brings out the best in people their true thoughts on peace, expose their inner desires for themselves and the world, their word. Record them, photograph them. I have learnt the truism 'never judge a book by it's cover.' Everyone has something interesting and meaningful to say. Anyone can make a difference. Please welcome Mick Jilted to #peacein10000hands   part of the 'Stop Hate Movement' Mick is an amazing, memorable and engaging. Honoured. #leicaimages   #tattooart   #peace  
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Outstanding work +Stu Robertson and an excellent idea. 
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'Peace to me means love.' Gilbert
  #peacein10000hands   #leicaimages   #peace   #portraitphotography  
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+börje ensgård Hi! I use the Summilux 50mm f1.4 shot at f1.4 most of the shots I take are on this lens at this setting, I don't add DOF in PP, have a great day. Stu
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Walking through the narrow streets of  #varanasi   #india   #leicaimages   #streetphotography  
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+Jason Bartimus Thanks Jason :)
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Looking up in Sydney, love photographing birds and this is a pic of a pigeon gliding on the top left of the pic #leica   #travel   #sydney  
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Photography and identifier of interesting hands.
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I am photographing a single white rose in the hands of 10,000 people from every country on the planet.
Introduction
Hi, thanks for reading! I have been in various creative fields for over 20 years, starting an advertising agency, event agency, publishing company, catering company... and moved into brand activation and engagement. Now I sit on a couple of boards and am focused on my passion, photography and helping people, and have started a global art project called 'Peace in 10,000 Hands'.

All images for the project are taken on Leica equipment, M240 and S for hand shots and D-Lux and X2 for the travel images for web, books... also have a Monochrom I use for portraits and cityscapes.

I am lucky to have some Leica lens that have been handed down to me from my grandfather which will also be used on this project, would make him very proud and make me nostalgic. 

Living the dream and blessed to meet so many amazing people on this project! 

Peace Stu 
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Just trying to make the most of the precious gift of this life
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Auckland, New Zealand
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