I haven’t yet taken my camera out for a walk about. To be honest, there hasn’t been a lot of walking or sightseeing at all. But in the meantime I have snapped a few quick shots on the sly and these I give to you, with apologies. The better ones will be forthcoming. Soon. One day. Sometime.
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I am reading about Silence and the lack of it in our world. I am reading about how much we need it but we might not be aware of this need. I am growing aware that the lack of silence and peace in my life is taking its toll on my creative abilities. My schedule is jam packed. There is school, there are friends, there is the organizing and to-ing and fro-ing of Trooper and Princess’ lives; there is the Pantomime and all the fun that entails. There are the far away friends that I like to email, skype or facebook, there is my photography that has been shoved to a rather tatty backseat, there is 3limes which I feel has been rather neglected of late. There is the reading, that which is prescribed by being an IB English teacher and that which I simply want to read. I am longing to snatch Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom” out of Handsome Husband’s hands, I am addicted to the wonderful literary journal Granta and have been for 18 years, but now I am 6 editions behind. There are films that I hear about but never see, there is the FT and Globe and Mail that I read religiously each Saturday morning. There are the blogs that I like to read but find I can barely get to. There are my favourite photographers that I like to follow on Flickr. There are websites to follow, texts to answer, emails to reply to, letters to write, photos to take, marking to do, essays to read, research to do, ideas to form, meals to cook, friends to make, friends to meet, photographs to take, photos to process, favorite shows to watch…
And yet there is no time for Silence. The moment to simply switch it all off and just pause and let those creative juices flow. Reflection. Peace. Quiet.
Who would ever have thought that we would need to carve out time just to be quiet.?
I am longing to take photos but it is a tricky one. A person cannot just approach people going about their daily lives, cooking, peeling, sewing, driving, laughing and chasing children and snap photos as if of animals behind a cage in the zoo. What is so exotic and unusual to my eyes is quite normal to the people here and the taking of photographs must be approached with some sensitivity. I am planning on venturing out alone, camera in hand and approaching people with a smile.
In the meantime I have found a fondness for photographing billboards. A lot can be revealed with a billboard and therefore I include a number of scenes of Kampala, billboards included.