More from the Lewiston story in the @nytimes, link in profile. I’m glad the story got such big play in today’s paper. If you have a chance, it’s worth a read. It digs into the criminal justice system and the difficulty of predicting whether someone who’s committed a violent crime, particularly in a domestic violence situation, will reoffend. Photos are of the laundromat in Lewiston where Kim Dobbie was doing her laundry before she was stabbed to death, the memorial up outside the laundromat, her friends from the shelter where she was staying, and the church where she had breakfast that Sunday morning before going across the street to do laundry. Lewiston, ME
Fire Under the Sun. ... Each time the state forgets to work in a manner that's in the welfare of all of its people, their surroundings and livelihoods (majority of who are ordinary citizens just looking to get by) – the state enables a clockwork diminishing of their entire existence by sending them deeper into their pits of neverending troubles, and despair.
Allowing the populace of their own so called nation to face hard problems (which often have simple, strategic solutions) without any support and making it difficult for them to live a life of dignity and equal respect as any human or living being deserves.
These photos were made near a village 20kms east to the local town Dara in Kota district of Rajasthan during a farmer led fire extinguishing effort where the light yellow grass (seen in photos) that catches fire quickly had greatly begun to spread, thought to be ignited by somebody's careless throwing of a burning matchstick. A kind of grass that is also a pain to continuously walk in due to its sharp ends that stick into the skin and have probable chances of causing an infection if not taken out.
Services such as fire relief take hours and so are often not waited for by the people – when the damage to individual huts, crops and straying animals seems imminent. Instead the fire is extinguished by continuously hitting the fire with huge branches of certain trees that get the job done better than others.
I'll be sharing some more pictures and stories from Rajasthan (which is my home state) over the week. Hope you like them.
Antonio waits with his parents for his turn in the operating room. Our Kickstarter is off to a great start but we have a long way to go. Click the link in my profile to help us cross the finish line and build Antonio’s family a home. #thefilmmira
• DAY 2 | 12-07-2018 | 16:01
This year I could continue to photograph, again for 5 days, to capture the life backstage at the biggest outdoor festival of The Netherlands for my personal project: Life Backstage @ Zwarte Cross 2018.
Because this festival is so extremely big my work area in 2017 was Festival 1 ( Mega Tent, Rock ‘n Roll Circus, Main Stage and many more ) and this year Festival 2 incl. Reggae Field, Gospel Church, The Bayou, Roadhouse and many more.
A compilation of day 2 is new online on my website.
Visit my website, link in bio @dirkhoogendoornmoens
Sara & Steve were really apprehensive about being in front of the camera, but check out the email we received from them “We have looked through the photos and watched the videos and we are absolutely blown away! We cannot thank you enough. We whole heartedly appreciate you going above and beyond to capture the whole amazing day, and love everything you have produced.
We feel very lucky that we met you both last year at the wedding fair, and without a doubt know that we made the right choice in choosing you both as our videographer and photographer.”