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TRAVELING

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The turquoise-blue seas of the Maldives. ©Tom Pietrasik 2009

The turquoise-blue seas of the Maldives.
©Tom Pietrasik 2009

I have been traveling this past month so I must apologise for neglecting my blog.

At the end of August I flew from Delhi to the Maldives where I had the pleasure of taking on a celebrity portrait assignment. The work was a success but beachside portraiture during the monsoon season presents its own unique challenges. I will write more about this episode once the photographs have been published in November.

Manhattan by night. New York, USA ©Tom Pietrasik 2009

Manhattan by night.
New York, USA ©Tom Pietrasik 2009

From the turquoise ocean of the Maldives it was on to London and then to New York to see family and friends. In New York I was also able to catch up with the picture editors who commission the assignments that make my life in south Asia such a heady mix of pleasure and frustration.

I will return to Delhi refreshed and enthused in a couple of weeks time. But first I shall be heading to eastern Sri Lanka and then Tamil Nadu, south India. I will be photographing communities whose lives were affected by the tsunami of 2004. Among them will be the orphaned children whose lives I have been following for almost five years now. I will publish a selection of these photographs once the work is complete but several photographs from this ongoing series can already be seen on my website under the title Tsunami Lives.

Written by Tom Pietrasik

September 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm

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