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Projects can take over your life. Even those that don’t get much traction. But these projects return something to the person willing to take them on. They return in both expected and unexpected ways. And sometimes, those unexpected ways lead to unexpected pictures. North Africa was like this. One moment in time but found through a multi-year trek of perseverance, patience, luck, and rare timing. Let me explain.

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  1. Hi Dan, great episode and a really great photo. Enjoying all your content so far, because I can relate to alot of it. Such a good example on how valubale it is, to be honest with the people you work with and stick around not just for your own “money shot”.
    The moments when you fall in love with an image that you shot yourself, are so rare (at least for me), but it does happen. Personal connection (or back story like you said) to the reality outside of the photo definitly plays a huge roll in that. Kind of a Roland Barthes “punctum” thing going on there. Looking forward to the next Notes on Photography.

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      David,
      I think so much of what is made today is made quickly and with the audience and following in mind. I had neither. It was actually limiting in some ways and freeing in others.

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      Well, Islam is actually quite an open religion. Five pillar basics. Fastest growing religion in the world and it’s easy to accept the basic premise. But Muslims, like Christians, often try to get you over to their team. Most of the time it is done under a humorous methodology. For example, I would asked a question and if I had the correct answer I might hear “Ah, you see, you are already a secret Muslim.” I loved this. So his saying that was dramatic as I was the one person who didn’t belong but it was also a show of acceptance.

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