Boys run from a spray of foam rushing out of a sea cave vent in Oman. They were balancing a soccer ball on the column of air rushing up as a wave flowed into the cave below. When the waves got too big, the air was replaced by salt spray soaking them and me and my camera.
I am speaking at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar December 4 and 5. Not certain what I am speaking about, but it will certainly include the importance of working on personal projects as a way to expand your creative voice.
The image above is from a long term project I am doing on the Uganda/Sudan border. After years of trying to get magazines interested in the project and hearing "oh, we are already doing an Africa story this year" I have given up on publication and just keep the project up as I have time and money.
I am toying with a multimedia piece, but honestly being free of publication expectations has made me a better photographer.