A balancing act that comes naturally.
Misiga is a widow and a mother of 5 in Bawku, Northern Ghana. She sells chips and doughnuts to help support her kids. Her small business was micro financed by Christian Outreach Fellowship, an organization sponsored by Partners International USA. When we arrived at her stall we were told that she had gone to do her morning rounds to sell doughnuts. We were hanging around for a while then I noticed a lady on a bicycle carrying a load of doughnuts on her head riding towards us. It was just a cool sight. She happened to be the one we were waiting for.
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Holding death by the tail? Not likely. Here is a throwback image from one of my assignment trips to Ghana. This was taken in Paga, a small town in northern Ghana on the border of Burkina Faso. Over a hundred crocodiles roam the town and cohabit with the locals. kids swim with the crocodiles in the pond and no human have ever been harmed by the crocodiles. The crocodiles don’t get eaten either. They are sacred to the town.
A fun personal shoot I did with Britney at Pier 4 in Hamilton. The good guys at Downtown Bike Hounds on John Street loaned us the bicycle. We strolled along the bay and we shot for a couple of hours. It didn’t feel like we were actually shooting at all. Britney was getting married in a week’s time so it was a nice break for her away from the stress of wedding planing.