The following pictures were all taken in Uganda last summer. It was my third time to Africa on a mission trip and I was excited to be able to capture, through the art of photography, the people and the culture with my camera. As much as I love to work with clients who hire me for photos sessions and hearing and seeing their excitement when they are please with my work, there is nothing like working for yourself.
Classes held in shipping containers. Doors and windows were cut out to help help increase airflow.
Lining up to go to morning church before school starts.
What are you looking at?
Goofy little smile.
I was hiding behind the wall and trying to be incognito as I captured the the kids leaving the classroom.
I wonder what he is thinking.
This little guy looked half asleep on the bike after lunch.
This little one followed me for about 1/4 mile as I walked with some of my team members to a house to deliver food and provide some company.
Brothers I would imagine...they sure do look alike
This is my FAVORITE PICTURE from my entire trip. I love the composition and the contrast with the colors.
Walking to school barefoot both ways...not a joke for them.
Just chilling out by the side of the road.
I love the smile.
The uncertainty on his face is clear to me.
He was proud to show off his bike, but more so, his ability to ride it.
Daydreaming, sad, or lonely? I am not sure, but the raw emotion is written all over his face and body language.
This little guy was getting upset that he was not able to move the bike pedal all the way around. I watched him try over and over and with each unsuccessful attempt he would get more and more upset. He gave up and started to look for his mother.
Lining up outside the medical clinic for their medical exams. This was part of a project that was started by Compassion International.
My SECOND FAVORITE photo from this trip. She wears her years of life experience so well on her face.
There were several church members who wanted to help support the team, but were not able to come with. So they made dresses.
There two were not quite sure what I was doing. After I took the picture and showed it to them. Their smiles intensified.
I really had to zoom in to capture this shot. I did not want him to know I was talking a picture of him. He was looking outside at other kids playing soccer. I was not sure if he was in trouble of what...but his eye contact is quite intense.
Friendship if shown through hand-holding... no matter the age or gender.
Going to a local store and getting new shoes is not always an option.
The church was full and so this little girl sat by the door listening to the message we brought to share.
More waiting for medical check-ups.
The children in the cities were much more outgoing and not timid.
Showing off their tree climbing skills.
For you have delivered my soul from death, indeed my feet from stumbling,
so that I may walk before God in the light of the living.