The leaves change as my bus travels past
stops I can’t pronounce in Danish. The sunsets increase in vibrance everyday.
The coffee at school tastes like fall.
It’s October in Denmark.
During week seven here in Aarhus I’ve learned a lot of lessons
about frustration and perseverance. No one tells you how difficult it is to
move your life 7 hours ahead, in a country that speaks one of the most
difficult languages to learn. I love to travel. I love to go on adventures and
seek out new things everyday, but sometimes when you’re surrounded with an
overwhelming amount of new and unfamiliar your brain can spin a bit.
I feel like I’ve gotten over that hump. I feel like I’m finally
finding myself here. I feel like I’m developing my visual language. Stories are
finally coming through.
This week I attended two concerts, found myself at a unicorn
party, taught a German to appreciate french fries dipped in milkshakes and
spent a ridiculous amount of time in bed questioning the universe.
We had class on Thursday and Friday, the rest of the week was
spent shooting. That’s a lot of free time. I’m used to running around from
place to place so much that I forget to eat. I think this change might be the
hardest I’ve had to go through, handling what to do with my free time.
Here are some iPhone photos from the week. Soon you’ll see some
black and white and soon after photos from Cold Hawaii.
Thank you for visiting.
This week was filled with a lot of flowers and sunshine and beautiful sunsets. For once we had a week straight of wonderful weather.
Monday we met and discussed the theme for our Magazine Workshop, the second of four workshops over this semester. We then photographed for the passion assignment until friday when we met for critiques for our passion assignment then were set loose to photograph for a black and white assignment.
Over this week I struggled to find my passion for finding another’s passion. I decided to spend a day exploring the city with my roommate Riina, buying craft supplies and eating frozen yogurt for lunch. It was a great reminder that you need to balance work and play. I love plants and flowers more than anything, so I decided to surround myself with nature and those who also love it.
I’ve watched more bad movies and NPR Tiny Desk Concerts than I ever should this week. I made many meals with my roommates and I did so much research.
Next week you’ll see something I’m not used to, black and white.
See you soon.
Passion. That was the name of the game this last week. With an assignment to photograph a story witht he theme of passion I had a suprisingly hard time finding some.
The projects here are all very open, with broad themes and vaugue guidelines. I decided to find someone who had a similar passion to me. Someone who loves plants and flowers as much as I do. So I set out to find some people involved with urban gardening. The poor weather meant that no one was gardening, so I went to the Aarhus Botanical Gardens and found Bjørn Lang, his name means bear by the way. Bjørn is a very quite man studying gardening at the Botanical Gardens. I spent the day with him and here is the edit that we made together as a class.
The biggesgt lesson that I have learned this week is perseverence. It is a lot more difficult to gain access and find stories than I expected it to be, but that doesn’t mean if you don’t keep searching you won’t find a bit of beauty just down the road.
Thanks for looking.