Saturday, August 21, 2010

I was a bit hesitant to take this picture: The Afghans are in a funny position and there is fragility in the relationship to the rest of the men. I could feel a sense of sadness from them but also a desperation to be part of "the guys", laugh and make jokes. War creates a false sense of relationships between people - I loved my brief encounter with these men.

These are Afghan soldiers and their K9 unit. They were out on a training session with the dog.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

To New Mistakes!!!

Ever wonder what it would be like if we all slowed down and noticed that things aren't so bad? No matter how hard things are, even if we may think we are in the pit of despair, there is always hope left. As afraid as we are of not succeeding, of making mistakes: maybe around the corner is a new mistake... one that you might not want to miss? Perhaps there are people out there with a smile to make you cry... make you feel, perhaps there is hope in the world. And maybe, just maybe, somewhere out there, there are people in love - and dare we dream, people that love you and me!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

House and Boots

From Afghanistan: is this a new house and old boots or the other way around? Standing on the inside of a military base you have very different fears and (mis)conceptions of the real Afghanistan outside the walls. This is on the inside. Questions for you: new house, old shoes or old shoes, new house?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Afghan Man

It's been a crazy last few months but I am back and loaded with stories and pictures to share with you.

It's striking when people can look you straight in the eye without any agenda of their own. I felt that from this man in Afghanistan I took a picture of in February of this year.