Guidance protection every day…

1. The­re’s this Fran­ce-based Ger­man pho­to­gra­pher Uwe Ommer who spent four years and tra­v­eled 250.000 kilo­me­ters (160.000 miles) in a cross-coun­try vehi­cle to pho­to­graph fami­lies of the world. He “sim­ply” tra­vel­led the world to meet some 2000 fami­lies using a Roll­eiflex 6008i came­ra. The result is an ama­zing collec­tion of 1000 fami­ly por­traits from 130 coun­tries covering five con­ti­nents… (PHOTOgraphical.NET)


(KUDOS to Lady Mbu­zi­mo­ja for showing me this won­der­ful book :-)


2. The­re’s this Ger­ma­ny-Jamai­ca-based Ger­man musi­ci­an by the name of “Gen­tle­man” who spend a long time on Jamai­ca, sings in Patois (!) and bles­ses us with won­der­ful music. Actual­ly, Reggae/Dancehall isn’t my most fav style, but the­re’s this one song that real­ly got me during the wee­kend: “send a pray­er” — publis­hed on Gen­tle­man’s “Con­fi­dence” album in August 2004. I just love this song (mp3 pre­view)! BIG UP TO OUR JAMAA Gentleman!

Gen­tle­man’s new video to that song was released on Decem­ber 2nd, 2005 and so when I sat here during the wee­kend, being bored by all this stuff on my desk, I swit­ched on the tv and tun­ed into the music tele­vi­si­on chan­nel whe­re I saw it.…

The result?

See for yourself and compare:


(all screen­shots made with VLC — the best cross-platt­form media play­er around :-)


Oh, and I even­tual­ly mana­ged to get my hands on an mpg ver­si­on of this nice video — and got to see the last image of it:


“Pic­tures by Uwe Ommer, taken from the book 1000 Families”

(Now I just wish this asso­cia­ti­ve func­tion way up in my brain could work on more important things as well.… sigh…)

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