I have one tattoo. It’s of the world. In part, the globe was a reminder of my travels. It’s also to remind me we are the same wherever we live in the world. Stripped of possessions and opportunities and removed from stereotypes we are essentially the same. We all laugh. We all cry. Crave. Hope. Dream.
We all dream of places we’ll go. Sometime it can be described by placing your finger on a map. Sometimes it’s not a physical location but instead a place in your mind that you want to reach.
There is always wonder as you learn more about that particular place. As you get closer, your heart starts beating faster. You become more curious. You want to soak it all up. Success isn’t measured by the hours put in, but instead by the glow you feel inside.
For me, my next destination is here. Physically, it’s a country in the Himalayas. But i know it is far more than getting off a plane and saying “I’m here”. This will be an adventure I’m sure will alter, or perhaps just confirm, my outlook on the world. That we are all indeed full of laughter, emotions, and that we all hope, crave and dream.
I am going to Nepal to photograph behind the scenes of a fair trade organization. It is like bringing my two worlds together. My love for people, culture and travel with my passion to photograph with an extra layer of social awareness added in. All strung together because of the vision of a young lady who was inspired by the many sides of fair trade. Not only how beautiful and ethical products are but also how it motivates people to ask about the products and start change-making conversations.
I have dreamed of returning back to Nepal and I cannot think of any other way in which I’d like to do it. My heart beats faster just thinking of it and there is already a huge glow inside. Phew…. what’s it going to be like in two weeks when I take off………
more to come…..#calgary commercial photography #fibres of life #nepal