colour accent

iconic images

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new york city icons captured in a slew of paintings

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captured canal

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a shot of this canal is immortalized on a camera phone, delft

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flowerman

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he sells these plastic flowers on the street-side, and no matter how cheap or crummy they look, his smile convinces you that they are just what you want, just what you need, and that they will solve any problem. his name is crichead and he’s from the eastern cape. when summer comes, he plans to sell window shades: “because everyone has flowers in their car now!”

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signs of village life

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one of the universal symbols of village life are the most colourful, beautiful women carrying wood home on their heads
these ladies are from dambwa village, livingstone, zambia

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triumph

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reminiscing on old car shapes - so much more interesting

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read live laugh

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a community library near harvard - take a book and replace

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teenage balloon ninja turtle

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these balloon guys are so good - they can make anything

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times square juxta

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such an understated remark on our society.
he stood with a calm face, slightest of acquiescent nods for a picture, and a static, 2D, monochromatic sign with which to do battle with the neons of times square

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grey fixation

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a view of midtown and the manhattan bridge

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i amsterdam

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the i amsterdam sign in front of the rijksmuseum

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expert with a machete

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tro-tro mate

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the mate in the tro-tro gestures that we’re going into accra

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filling a niche

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isaac heads into jamestown to collect more trash. from what i gather, he’s paid to remove it, not paid for the actual waste. he takes it up to tema station, where there’s a receptacle. most waste collection in accra is informal, though there is still much work to do and the dumps are in serious need of rehabilitation and organization

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fish 'n chips

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fish hook fisheries makes my favorite fish and chips in cape town (and the world)

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nature's drum

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the arboretum’s botanist demonstrates how the dahoma tree booms when struck - used to communicate with fellows in the forest.

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AfCON

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shipwright puts up a scoreboard to follow the football

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balloon master

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i met this same guy making balloon animals 7 months earlier in cresta, johannesburg - as he says - they get around…


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orange beats | 2 december, 2012
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a gum-boot step team open the concert for the lighting of cape town’s festive lights


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through the barbed wire | 19 november, 2012
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the joburg cbd through the spector of its barbed wire

linden, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 55mm | 1/100 | f/40 | iso800 |
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lighting | definition | colour isolation | hdr toning |
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89 | 17 november, 2012
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my grandfather’s ceremonial 89th birthday cake - bit to waxy to eat though

parkhurst, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 50mm | 1/250 | f/8 | iso200 |
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lighting | definition | colour isolation |
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clad in blue | 15 november, 2012
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policeman michael shows me his awesome ride

cresta, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 24mm | 1/400 | f/8 | iso200 |
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lighting | colour isolation |
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make a wish | 31 october, 2012
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anthony part times as a genie; the almighty power is nice, but the hours really suck

green point, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/25 | f/22 | iso200 |
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leashed | 28 september, 2012
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dogs run their boys down the road

roeland drive, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 48mm | 1/640 | f/5.6 | iso400 |
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on the run | 23 september, 2012
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literally thousands of people flock together for the 10km run around cape town (the cape town marathon took place in the other direction)

main road, greenpoint, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/40 | f/6.3 | iso800 |
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lighting | definition | colour isolation | blue tint | warmer white balance |
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balancing act | 16 september, 2012
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street performers draw a crowd with fire and acrobatics

v&a waterfront , cape town | location
pentax k-r | 42mm | 1/80 | f/22 | iso800 |
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lighting | definition | colour isolation |
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self of all sides | 12 september, 2012
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long elevator ride

long street, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/15 | f/3.5 | iso6400 |
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lighting | colour isolation |
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african enterprise | 10 september, 2012
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suleiman gandhi matoto, 10 year cape tonian, formerly of DRC, stands by his taxi - the second day of his new business, and eager for a fare

main road, greenpoint, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 31mm | 1/125 | f/20 | iso200 |
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lighting | definition | colour isolation | warmer white balance |
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cool as folk | 9 september, 2012
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breakdancers take each other on at the cool as folk party

assembly, harrington st, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/180 | f/3.5 | iso3200 |
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colour isolation | blue tint | warmer white balance | definition |
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setting up | 3 september, 2012
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a vendor adjusts his paintings for a day at the market

greenmarket square , cape town | location
pentax k-r | 55mm | 1/200 | f/11 | iso200 |
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lighting | colour isolation |
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nest with a view | 30 august, 2012
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spring brings out the sunshine, the flowers, and the weavers, who build their hanging nests precariously over water

compagnes drift, bot river | location
pentax k-r | 55mm | 1/800 | f/5.6 | iso400 |
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crop | colour isolation | definition |
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ameer in air | 26 august, 2012
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a local trickster, ameer, shows me his latest move: flipping the bike around in the air, landing and riding on

main road, greenpiont, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 28mm | 1/1000 | f/4 | iso800 |
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crop | lighting | definition | colour isolation |
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a quick chapter | 25 july, 2012
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this woman catches up on her light reading in transit

main road, woodstock, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 38mm | 1/200 | f/11 | iso400 |
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crop | lighting | definition | colour isolation |
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suspended in red | 20 june, 2012
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ship-workers are maneuvered by their partners as they paint a new coat on the hull

V&A waterfront, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 50mm | 1/125 | f/11 | iso200 |
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lighting | definition | colour isolation |
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it’s what’s inside that counts | 12 may, 2012
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i ran after this grasshopper for 300 meters before managing to snap it in focus

walter sisulu botanical garden, roodepoort, gauteng, s africa | location
pentax k-r | 32mm | 1/6000 | f/4 | iso3200 |
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lighting | colour isolation |
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laughter takes the car guard | 5 may, 2012
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patrick the mechanic doubles as a car guard and is chuffed that i would want a picture of him...

near darrenwood village, linden, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 24mm | 1/200 | f/4.5 | iso200 |
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lost in a swish of cloth | 1 april, 2012
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a local dancer twirls as the drums beat faster

maumasaniya village, madhya pradesh, india | location
pentax k-r | 32mm | 1/500 | f/4 | iso1600 |
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lighting | colour isolation | vibrancy |
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saadi (wedding) | 29 march, 2012
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the bride’s mother wraps the couple in cloth as another representation of unification

maumasaniya village, madhya pradesh, india | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/20 | f/3.5 | iso6400 |
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lighting | colour isolation |
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boys in blue | 14 march, 2012
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one of my favorite crowds of the kids who ask “one photo”

hadapsar flyover, pune, india | location
pentax k-r | 35mm | 1/800 | f/4.5 | iso200 |
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lighting | colour isolation |
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playground | 29 january, 2012
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this garbage pile serves the triple role of back yard, toilet and playground

banganga area, malabar hill, mumbai, india | location
pentax k-r | 31mm | 1/800 | f/5.6 | iso200 |
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lighting | definition | more contrast | colour isolation |
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red ride, blue rider | 25 january, 2012
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i was aiming for a picture of the wall when he rode through…

ratchamanka road, chiang mai, thailand | location
pentax k-r | 50mm | 1/5000 | f/5.6 | iso1600 |
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lighting | colour isolation | vibrancy |
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walking in blue

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through accra streets

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bead pile

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table view

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the mit crew scout out the expanse of cape town from atop table mountain

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window to the city

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cape town from signal hill

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