Wednesday, April 6th.
So Jonathan and I finally made it to Peru. We were supposed to fly in this morning but fog coming up the cliffs from the Pacific prevented us from landing in Lima so we were re-routed to a military base where we sat for almost 5 hours listening to some incredibly loud monkey and/or bird sounds playing over a loudspeaker system presumably designed to scare off birds that might decide to Kamikaze the Peruvian Air Force’s jet engines.
We got some good footage while on the plane with Jonathan that shows him explaining AidJoy and Project Amazonas to our neighbor. You guys’ll get to see it down the line.
After running some errands this afternoon in Lima I headed out to take a few snaps. The light was escaping so I only got in about 30 minutes of shooting before it was too dark. The neighborhood we’re in (Miraflores) is a touristy part of town with plenty of shops and a mess of street life. Take a gander at the shots but please keep in mind that they in no way represent Lima, Miraflores (or anything really) as a whole. I was just walking and shooting whoever looked interesting from my hip as I passed.
Anyway- here’s thirty minutes of walking round Miraflores, Lima, Peru. (Be sure to click on the images and let em load up if you want to get a good look at them!)
One Response to “The People of Lima, Peru”
Daphne on May 5th, 2011 at 12:04 am:
I think my favorite photo is the one of the little girl holding her parent’s hand. The blurry photo that looks like an embrace (I’m not sure) is interesting and the composition is, too. The thumbnail perspective gives me a better idea of it, like looking at a painting both up close and far away in a museum (an impressionist painting). For some reason, too, I like looking at pictures of the elderly. Their inadvertant frowns are very sweet.