My 5 external hard drives, studio computer and my laptop are all FULL now.
And this is only my gear, not to talk about the pairs of shoes I killed, my worn out clothes and jackets, my damages back and my burned skin and 8 pairs of cheap sunglasses.
I am still counting how many pictures I made, but I’ll might keep this as a secret to myself !
At the moment I am working on the final selection. In some cities that is a difficult job with so many great options but a little step back does usually the trick !
I used a car 4 times, a camper 1 time, I hitchhiked 1 journey with wouter, made 3 ferry trips, 1 long taxi ride,(because there isn’t other transportation possible between Podgorica end Albania), and had 26 short taxi trips,
18 airport busses to the center of cities. 11 train journeys took me to 9 countries and back (including a very hot one like 46 degrees celsius ) 10 bus routes ( sometime very dangerous and many at nig
ht time) and yes yes shame shame shame on me, I made 57 plane flights, but thats also because I did it on a low budget and some european cities are hard to reach.
I tried to make it up and compensate.
In most cities I didn’t use the public transport but walked.
I walked about 2500 km, on average 15 km every day, 4 days per city and that makes 60 km per city x 42 makes 2520 Kilometers.
And yes I know I have been using to many batteries. They are all in the recycle process or still ticking as the motor of my assistants clocks because most of them I gave away so that didn’t have to trow it in the bin.
I’ll try to make my book a little green and next year I’ll do most with my bicycle again. I’ll stop eating meet for one year to compensate.
helped me with orientation, interpreting guiding and with photography by protecting me from traffic, fools and language difficulties. They all where more then my moveable tripod holding my bright flash.
It also means my backpack has absorbed a lot of different sweat from all those hard working great enthusiastic people.
Besides this assisting jobs they were also
good company and very helpful to show me where the nice places for a lunch coffee or beer were. I would have never find those local cuisines otherwise.
Oh one other fact and 73 assistants smoked out of those 107.
Not me, only some of my flashes smoked every now and then.
About those batteries again, those 482 batteries weight in total 11,7 kilogram.
Now I really sound bad, again..
More numbers will come. The total covered kilometers for example.