“ I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”
– Diane Arbus
When I stepped onto the aeroplane in Bangkok, the temperature was 31 degrees celsius. When I stepped off, 12 hours later in Stockholm, it was -4! Thats not all that cold, if you are dressed in nice, warm winter clothing, but I had thin, flimsy summer pants and a thin fleece jumper. Again, probably not a problem if somebody had been there to meet me, but I had to make my way across town using public transport…
The difference in temperature from Bangkok was extreme, but thankfully, the public transport system in Stockholm is outstanding and I arrived at my destination without any serious frostbite.
I’ve been here for a while now and the change from walking in the tropics, to working in the arctic (well almost), is difficult to quantify. Lets just say that it is different..
I’ve been very busy, organising some photography courses, teaching, meeting friends and relatives and washing all of my travelling gear. I have a long, long list of things I want to accomplish while I am in Stockholm and I am starting to realise that I might not get everything done. I will try though so expect some news in the coming weeks!
I am reading a lot of photographic texts and at the same time trying to decide how to continue documenting the-walk. There will be changes before I head back to Singapore, it’s just that I am not sure what those changes will be yet!
So make sure you stay tuned as I try to sort out where I am heading.
Maybe that was the wrong expression, we all know where I am heading, walking to Sydney…..