Friday, June 7, 2013

wrapping things up

I've had the most amazing time taking photographs for Salem's Ethiopia.  It's a project I only imagined ever having the chance to do.  Sadly, the project is wrapping up for me.  I've taken hundreds and hundreds of photos. A selection of them are in a "look book" I designed.  Recently, the photographs were also used in a new flyer for Salem's to hand out to customers during bazaars.  It's extremely exciting to see my photographs in a flyer or book that people will flip through.

I think I'm most sad about not having an excuse to pop over to the shop and nose around into the gorgeous work that is being done there.  Every time I go, there is some new bright colorful pile of yarn or hand dying project that inspires me to take a photo.  I love all the color.  It's mesmerizing.

Here are a few of the photographs I've taken at Salem's that were not purchased by the client or used in any project.


McKeatings said...

As I mentioned in your other post about Salem, I feel like I can smell Ethiopia (an intoxicating mix of Berbere, smoke and earth) when I see your photographs. I sure hope we are posted to Addis one day so our son can experience his culture and home country, but from a secure and safe vantage point this time. Ethiopia is where our hearts were broken, cracked wide open and then filled to the brim! Our son is nine now and has been with us for 2.5 years. We are so in love with this kid! For us, Ethiopia changed our everything, for the better.

Sara said...

Thank you so much for your comments! When we first arrived in Ethiopia I wasn't thrilled with the smoke filled mornings BUT now, I love it. I love the smell of wood burning and the coffee beans roasting and of course the Berbere. It's such a unique scent. Amazingly, we are headed to Jakarta next as well! We'll hopefully get a chance to meet.

McKeatings said...

How cool! Jakarta is a popular post, apparently. I've heard from many people that it is wonderful and that Indonesians are such kind, gentle people. That seems to be the case if I'm judging by our language instructors. :) Are you all going back to FSI for language first?