About the middle of the day everyone starts bringing in their boats with their morning catches here on the beach on Madagascar. It’s cool to see all these guys carrying the boat while almost running full speed. I would have asked to help but they could probably just look me up and down and know I was useless.
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Daily Photo – Mom and Baby Elephant
I don’t know if that’s a mom or dad. I’m just assuming it’s a mom because, if I were a baby, I’d feel like my mom is more likely to take care of me while dad is off rolling around in some mud pit with his friends. You can see some of this footage in the video above!
Dr. Rosalind Watts –
PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINE: HOW DMT & LSD TREAT ADDICTION & ANXIETY
Here’s a great episode where you can get to know more about the good doctor here and the kind of amazing research she’s been spearheading at Imperial College London.
Daily Photo – Our pad in Zimbabwe
We stayed in lots of amazing places on the recent adventure in Africa and this was one of our favorites in Zimbabwe. We stayed here for three nights and it was our home base for heading off to visit the rare white rhinos. We do photography lessons almost every day, and this is one of the “interior architecture” photo days!
It’s very rare to see white rhinos in the wild, so we were pretty lucky to see them in Zimbabwe. One thing I didn’t know is that the park rangers cut off all their horns so that they are not attractive targets to poachers. Kinda sad, eh? Seeing a rhino without his horn is like seeing a giraffe without his neck!
Daily Photo – Joseph Mina Dancing up a Storm in Zimbabwe
We went to an incredible village celebration, and, at one point, they came and grabbed Joseph Mina from our photography group. He got out there and absolutely tore it up. The crowd was going crazy and everyone, including us, was completely blown away at his moves!
While in Zimbabwe, we ended up having this local dance crew come perform for us on by the river. They were all dressed up in fun costumes and they really got into the performance. This is one of the dudes who had one of the more kooky outfits on… he was actually one of the stars of the show, being the silliest one.
These kids were posing machines. They didn’t know have like one or two poses – there were hundreds! I could barely keep up. They also loved seeing the photos when they were finished as well… I kind of wish I had a Polaroid camera that could give them instant printouts.
Machine Elf 16 – Creator of Worlds | Trey Ratcliff & Sam Wave
“Creator of Worlds” explores chaos and order and creation from nothing. The actual work is a high resolution physical installation about 75 inches across and is embedded in a wall, running in a continuous loop forever. Here’s a photo of what the art installation looks like on the wall:
The visual art consists of mathematical fractals that are changing, growing, and being destroyed over time and then recreated from the void. A collaboration with composer Sam Wave we started with the concept of a heartbeat – the heartbeat of a mother that an infant hears in the womb. The piece demonstrates how life at all stages and throughout the course of its journey has the influence of both masculine and feminine energy guiding the entities evolution.
For us, this work at times reminded us of coral and represented life before personified life. It allows the participant to let go of thoughts and enter a more calm reality. This is the first work in the series made by Trey and Sam. You can find out more about Sam here.
Made in the Mountains of Queenstown, New Zealand. 🙂
Daily Photo – Happy Village Kids
On my last trip to Africa, perhaps my favorite thing was visiting this incredible village. The kids were so fun and full of life. I mean, they had only basic sustenance like food and water, but that didn’t stop them from loving life. Their clothes were all very clean and brightly colored. This was a special village celebration, so everyone wore their favorite outfits.
Almost every day in Madagascar, I went out on a jog up and down the beach. This was during a period when my luggage was lost, which meant I didn’t have my big boy camera. Oh well! No worries… I made it a challenge for myself to use my Pixel phone as much as a good. This is one of the many fun photos I got while working the scene up and down the beach.
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Daily Photo – Kids with Attitude in Madagascar
When I say they have “attitude,” I mean it in the coolest way. You know how some kids just kind of have this undeniable presence? Yeah, a bunch of these kids did. And, somehow, they knew just how to pose like they were Instagram Influencers or something!