Friday, February 01 2008
3 years, 6 months, 10 days
About Travel Photography,
Colors of the World.
Manfred is creator of ThisFabTrek.com, travel photography, a travel blog and a photography blog (a journey since 2004). 'I set out to see the colors of the world, always I try to capture the colors'.
Seeing, is understanding, so I report and photograph, but formost enjoy and live those different conceptions of life (all that TV [and the web] cannot give). I reject jealousy, animosity, bigotry. Be free!
The mind, when pondering at night and always asked those questions. What am I doing in corporate wonderland of bank, university, office or church? Who is the other animal asleep deep inside, the thinker, punk, creative, or Indian, vagabond and healer, maybe artist, writer, photographer, traveler, globetrotter? Oh God, dare you to think. When I saw the lies, gambles and manipulations I follow the old dream and set out for the journey of life lived, the journey to see the colors of the world.
During years on the road I have taken the turns as they came along, and realized one thing: Only such a small part of the planet can be explored and such a vast land and sea mass will always remain unknown, to me; many swamps, jungles, deserts and oceans will never be traveled. But then I am father of twin boys, Daniel and David, my most important, and I show them some of the wonders and colors out there. ThisFabTrek, is ongoing. Photography and Journey, Stories from the Road and Life around the World, in Love and Peace.
Land Rover 56,608km
Other cars 43,399km
www.thisfabtrek.com > journey
Festival sur le Niger.
Habib Koité and Bamada.
Official page. There is a new CD, Afriki, since I have seen him 2 years ago. He is the comrade, the likable star here, and he goes off stage, unintendedly into the water, a near swim. His music Malian folksiness, jazzy, bluesy, all we have come here for.
Second guitar to Habib Koité.
He is really cool, has style. And his music is a big discovery for me this year, what a voice. There is a long interview in French on Maliweb. He is a griot.
Griot, megastar in Mali.
singing for him...
Blind female Malian kora artist/songwriter. (myspace)
A lot more from Segou, turn page.
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