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New blog post on my trip to Tanzania with +The Giving Lens last summer :-)

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Photo work from a trip to Tanzania with the Giving Lens for humanitarian purpose, documenting education, the Maasai tribes, and the wildlife.
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The Sunday night market in Chiang Mai is awesome! Pretty much all the center of the old town is closed to traffic and there is people everywhere! You can buy food for sure, but also clothes, honey, tea, paintings and much more.
Hence, lots of artists set up in the middle of the crowd and start doing tricks or play music. I wish there was such a great market close to home!
I miss you, Thailand :-)

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Got back from the Alps a couple of days ago with more than 10,000 photographs to process... Well, mostly because I filmed quite a lot of time lapse sequences in order to make a short film of the Valloire region.
It is going to take a while before the film is ready but I can already share some images anyway, like this one I took during one of the many night photography sessions I did last week :-)

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+jAn Tovichit Thank you very much!
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I enjoy portrait photography more and more. Who would have thought? :-)

This last few days I spent my time rating my images from my recent trip to Thailand with +The Giving Lens. And, among the images I think are worth the view, about 2/3 are portraits.
Also, I've been busy printing some of the photographs I took while I visited a Maasai village in Tanzania last summer for an upcoming exhibition in Brussels... Again, 3/4 of all images are portraits.
Not exactly what is expected of a landscape photographer, eh? ;-)

This beautiful old woman posed for me as she was selling scarfs in a small village at the border between Myanmar and Thailand where, decades ago, people from Myanmar fled armed conflicts and were authorized to settle there.

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My good friend +Michael Bonocore busy filming one of our team member while she's teaching photography to the girls at +Info Cosasia during our trip to Thailand with +The Giving Lens . What a great time we had there!

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Epic Thai landscape in the Chiang Rai region, as we stopped for a short while during our road trip to meet the hills tribes :-)

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Thank you +Christer Westerlund :-)
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+The Giving Lens  team left COSA yesterday evening after a Karaoke party... It was hard to leave for sure but we had a great time with the girls and all the volunteers there!
This morning we left Chiang Mai for a road trip towards the Chiang Rai region to pay a visit to some of the hills tribes of Northern Thailand. This afternoon we had the chance to meet this man who was busy cutting bamboo with his machette. He accepted to pose for us while having a little break :-)

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+B Torres you're absolutely right! They are a great source of inspiration :-)
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While doing some research on sunset images I found this photograph of the midnight sun I took last summer in northern Finland. I had almost forgotten I took it, although I kind of like the quiet atmosphere there... Makes me want to go back to Finland :-)

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So beautiful
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A tuk-tuk in the streets of Chiang Mai, Thailand

A tuk-tuk in the streets of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
It took me almost four weeks to rate my 2,000 images from my recent trip to Thailand, to eventually select about 80 images that I will process. Out of these 80 photographs, I will only make twelve prints :-)

I always have a hard time selecting photographs that I think are worth it. I need days and days, I rate them at least three times and I quite often change my mind. Do you feel the same? How do you manage your images selection process?

Now that the images are selected, I will have the great pleasure to live my trip to Thailand again while I process the photographs. I love that! :-)

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+uzaaccglobal accg thanks!
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A shot from yesterday night's session. A chapel in the heights of Valloire, a beautiful mountain village in the French Alps. The orange glow comes from villages down in the valley.

I love night photography :-)

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+jon brooks Thank you!
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+The Giving Lens  Thailand is over. We had an incredible time here documenting the awesome work of COSA (the Children's Organization of Southeast Asia - +Info Cosasia ) against girls and women trafficking, discovering the hills tribes of Northern Thailand and wandering through the streets of Chiang Mai.
Now I'm on my own here until I get back home on Tuesday. I'll bring back more than 2,000 images to edit and process and, above all, a lot of everlasting memories :-)

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Oh my gosh, I LOOOOVE open markets, Sebastien! Have fun!!!
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Today, with +The Giving Lens , we spent the evening in Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, a beautiful temple located on the heights of Chiang Mai.
We had the opportunity to see the monks do their evening office and we stayed there until dark, to photograph the illuminated pagoda.
Epic!

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+B Torres yeah, it was epic!
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Travel photographer, especially interested in landscape, nature and cultural photography :-)
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I’m a thirty-something Belgium-based travel photographer, especially interested in landscape, nature and cultural photography.

Photography, for me, is a lifelong and everlasting passion. It is what makes me feel emotions, breathe, live. Photography challenges me to share my life, my thoughts, my perception of the world that surrounds me, with others, and to share in their lives as well. From the waterfalls of Iceland, to the mountains of the Alps, the Palazzi of Venice, to a small Masaai village in Tanzania, to watching my children grow, photography is the rhythm to which I live my life.

I started to take pictures at the age of 12 when I received my first DSLR. By that time, I was shooting film, black and white only with old second-hand dark room material. A few years later I bought my first Durst enlarger and took dark room processing way more seriously. Over the course of time and with the decline of film photography I bought DSLR’s rather than SLR’s and my digital dark room has replaced the traditional one, even though I still have every single piece of equipment in the attic.

For more images, just have a look at my photography portfolio.
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