One last post, one last day, final images from an amazing adventure.
Information on when and where to see selected prints will be coming soon. Check back for my thoughts on the last year along with my favorite images.
Thanks for coming along with us!
Mark & MJ
So we are officially down to 7 days to go. This time next week we will back in Rochester. It's hard to believe that this journey is coming to an end. We have seen so much and met so many interesting people I don't know where to begin! This has surely been a life changing experience for both of us- but we are very ready to be back. I am looking forward to working part-time, volunteering, and continuing to learn the craft of photography. We have a beautiful niece who we have seen grow up through Facebook, friends that have passed away, and have seen major events unfold in both the US and the places we called home for short periods of time. We have fought through illness and bad luck and have become stronger because of it. I feel I have bettered myself in many ways: as a husband, photographer, and person of this world. We feel very fortunate to have been able to do what we have done and plan on continuing to travel after a short hiatus. We barley scratched the surface of many of the places we visited and had to shorten our journey a couple times. Our original plan had us finishing in Morocco, Portugal, and Spain..these places will be there for us to experience down the road. Now it is time to go home.
I have begun the difficult process of outlining a wrap-up post and selecting my favorite images to print for showing. Once we get settled in and have a studio space I will send out information. Keep posted and enjoy this last (?) batch of images. I also have many rolls of film to develop when I return so I have that to look forward to!
Paris has a lot going on in the summer. In our first week here we have been reminded why we chose this city as our final stop of the journey. The weather here started out much as it ended our time in Amsterdam...cool, wet, and windy. Although the forecast looks very promising for the next week and MJs birthday is Friday so we may plan on making our way up to Montmartre for the day.
I have spent much of my time exploring the various arrondissements, or neighborhoods, as each of the 20 have their own unique personality. I am also relishing the opportunity to be able to photograph the city that sparked my love for street photography. Paris was the home to Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered to be the Godfather of modern street photography, and the place is so damn pretty it's hard to take a bad picture.