My second post in my black and white series focused on the capital city Male'
My evololution as a photographer or perhaps better stated as I journey further into the world of photography I find myself looking for new ways to present subject matter.
I like black and white. In my mind gives a compelling perspective perhaps even more so than colour images.
I love being a photographer and I hope that the images I present here will speak to you even if you haven't been to the city. I really hope those of you who are there now or have been before recognize and see the city in new way.
The streets of Male' are narrow and most times filled with people. The city moves in its own unique way. You soon learn how to make it work for you though it requires you to adapt rather than push back.
Narrow streets navigated by motorcycles and cars. Just go with the flow and you will do just fine!
As I stand with my back up against the wall of a warehouse full of people and goods, about 150 feet from this guy. It is hot,35c+. Noisy as well with the sounds of motorcycles,cars,boats,people, all moving about in a deliberate manner.There is also that odour of sea air mixed with,exhaust,fish,spice,dust and a thousand or more people moving about. In the middle of it all, this guy.
In some respects I guess I am a bit of a voyeur. I really mean nothing by it. When I have a camera,in particular one with a long lens on it, I really like to observe my environment.
Thanks for taking the time to make it this far. I really enjoy putting these photos up here. I hope whether you are from Male',live there now or have never been that you have found some of these images compelling.
All the best.