PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Week 68 | 2015

2015, Photography, Project
PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 442 – November 23, 2015

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Day 443 – November 24, 2015

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Day 444 – November 26, 2015

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 445 – November 27, 2015

I’d like to thank everyone for their comments last week. My son is now in a rehabilitation hospital to work on his recovery. In the meantime we try to restart family life and try to deal with the changes.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

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PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Week 66 | 2015

2015, Photography, Project
PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 431 – November 8, 2015

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Day 432 – November 9, 2015

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Day 433 – November 10, 2015

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Day 434 – November 11, 2015

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Day 435 – November 14, 2015

Our lives may be filled with sadness, joy, tears, or success. We may make failures, I sure do, and the situation we face may be miserable. We may seek a common identity, either through nationality, religion, or something else. In dispair people might even find solace in ideologies when no options for them seem available.

The thing is, we always have a few options. No matter what you think, or what others tell you. The best thing to do, is to stay curious and respect others. Keep asking questions and challenge yourself. Don’t take any answer or thought for the truth. When you hate others the death of innocent people will never be a solution, but only the beginning of even more problems. History is there to proof you wrong.

Find dignity through respect for your neighbors, no matter how different our lives may be. Punishment causes more punishment, aggression leads to more aggression. Like Roosevelt said: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Hatred will never succeed. After 4 years the youth returned to Utøya after Breivik’s killing. Beirut will always be a cosmopolitan city, no matter all the bloodshed the city and their people witnessed. European nations and xenophobes may demand closing their borders, but refugees will always seek shelter, protection and the perspective for a better life like refugees always have done so in the past. And Paris will always be the city of light, because their people will stay curious and be able to see the past and their future in perspective. Diversity is there not to be feared, but to be cherished. Because only diversity, in my opinion, is the solution.

Don’t question how the present and history could have bin, but what the future might bring to you and us.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Week 65 | 2015

2015, Photography, Project
PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 427 – November 1, 2015

I had high hopes last week that I would be taking more photographs in week 65. It didn’t happen though. I can feel sorrow about it, but that is just the way it is. And I think that is also how I will (have to) deal with my photo a day project for now. Just take it the way it is. There are good days, and bad days.

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 428 – November 3, 2015

And that mantra should, in my opinion, be applied to so much more, or at least I try do so. Or, I hope to do so. At least.

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Day 429 – November 4, 2015

There is a lot to worry about and some things, especially family related, are really worth worrying about. My photography though? Not really. Not for now.

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Day 430 – November 6, 2015

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Week 62 | 2015

2015, Photography, Project
PAD photography, photo a day, stroll photography, Wouter Brandsma, Ricoh GR

Day 416 – October 14, 2015

I wished I was more productive, in every bit. My pain still keeps me halted, although things are certainly improving. Thankfully I learned it is no hernia and the situation constantly improves from day to day. I need to walk a lot more to strengthen my back and to return to full duty. Despite so, I was able to snap to photographs for my photo a day project.

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Day 417 – October 16, 2015

Two steps forward, one step back.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma