week 16 | 2011

Sometimes you have those weeks that everything seems to be in a flow and sometimes you have those weeks wondering how you can ever be productive. Week 16 just didn’t go too well. A tough meeting earlier in the week, too good weather resulting in being uninspired, and too much pain at the end of the week. And the devastating news Wednesday on the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Libya. I guess it took everyone by surprise that such talented and gifted photographers lost their lives during the fightings in Misrata.

Both photographers belonged to the new breed of photojournalists who took the changing demands as a challenge. Chris Hondros won a Robert Capa gold medal in 2005 and was a Pulitzer nominee. Tim Hetherington was an Oscar nominee for his ‘Restrepo‘ documentary and won the World Press Photo in 2007. Make sure to read his last interview with Rob Haggart for Outside Magazine.

On a different note I still find it interesting how one of my older articles, ‘Wish for Simplicity‘, at seriouscompacts.com and the following discussion keeps so alive.

The photographs of this ongoing project will also be updated here.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma