01 Aug Myanmar – “Come back soon”

 

Myanmar’s incredible light calls me back each time, as do the countless heart-opening & humbling experiences I share with its people. For all its troubles and hardships, Myanmar remains one of the friendliest countries I’ve ever set foot in. The folk I meet are absolutely beautiful “Come back soon”, they say, “Please, keep me inside of your heart”. The interaction and shared stories are nothing short of intoxicating.

Fuji X100S . 23mm . f/4.5 . 1/2000″ . ISO 400

I’m fascinated by the intense colour, the changing shadows and light; the endless blue skies, the heat, the rich red earth. The exquisite crumbling old buildings and the tranquil rhythm of the streets, even at their busiest, the melodies that float through the air.

The rapid change that is taking place here is clear to see; the outside world moves in. I’m constantly aware of where I come from as I explore. I’m here to document the souls I encounter, I’m here to make friends; that seems good enough reason to be here.

Fuji X100S . 23mm . f/2 . 1/32″ . ISO 3200Fuji X100S . 23mm . f/5.6 . 1/568″ . ISO 1600

 

Do you feel that the fixed focal length (equiv. 35mm) becomes somewhat limiting? Or, on the other hand, can it be quite liberating to have one less variable, so that you can concentrate on the subjects in front of you?
The fixed focal length is perfect, it has trained me to get much nearer to