In Cameroon

Well, it has been a while since I last posted, but what can you do- sometimes  you get busy, sometimes you ride your bike.  So let me start anew with this photo of a mental health patient in Cameroon started by and run by a most amazing woman, Yolanda van den Broek  a Dutch woman who has worked as a mental health nurse in some of the toughest and most dangerous parts of Africa. What made this photo so special for me was the way this person turned to the camera and looked at me. No pretense, no posturing, just stillness. And, just to mention that photos like this were almost impossible in the days of film- this was was shot at 5000 ISO on a Nikon D700 and still came out without much noise or blur- hand held in the darkness.

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