I know, I was doing so well, had been posting regularly for almost two whole weeks straight! Then… Nothing… For another three or so weeks…. BUT! I have the best excuse ever! I was booked for a week long project, in Haiti! Boy, what a BLAST!
My local church, Living Faith Miracle Centre, invited me along on a crusade in Port-au-Prince they had planned for the week of April 8th to the 15th. The deal was, I would shoot the crusade during the events and shoot whatever I wanted the rest of the time. The crusade was a ton of fun, but required quite a bit more time than anyone expected, events in the morning and evening most days, but when I did get some free time, you can be sure I did my best to make the most of it!
I had hoped to do a bunch of street photography while I was there, which I did, to some extent, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. I hadn’t planned on the barriers of language (Creole – a mixture of french and an African language), religion (80% of the country practices voodoo) and culture.
I’ll try to post some of my street photography in the next few days, but first I want to get up a few of the photos that really mean something to me. I was truly BLESSED to have offered the opportunity to visit one of the many orphanages in the country.
The orphanage I visited was called Maison Des Enfants De Dieu or “Children’s House of God” The two members who were kind enough to introduce me to these beautiful children were brothers Frankis Alexis and Pastor Pierre Alexis, photos below.
This is Pastor Pierre on the left and his brother Franckis on the right, two very wonderful people!
I’d love to give you more information about the trip tonight, but I’m still a long way from caught up on my sleep and I’m exhausted, so instead I’m going to post a few teaser photos tonight and will follow up with more info and photos tomorrow.