I have been digging through my archives this week for a client. It is always amazing what you find when you dig through old photos. So much of the way we look at photographs depends on our current state of mind. I often find images that I shot five or more years ago and never gave a second glance to, that all of a sudden have beauty or meaning. I suppose that is one of the things that can make this difficult, frustrating, tiring and often painful job still worthwhile.
Looking through my photos from many trips to Haiti over the years, I am always shocked at the contrasts. There are so many images that are literally so disturbing to look at that even I have a hard time going through them at times. And then there are others which show the beauty of the landscapes, as well as the people. The photographs are always intense but it is hard to imagine how difficult life really is there for those who don't have the luxury to leave once they have all the pictures they need.
Below is an image I just discovered, buried away in the archives:
Taken on the never ending hike to Seguin, Haiti.