Happy June! Summer is finally here, and it has brought along with it many changes for Passions Photography. First off, we’ve said goodbye to Madi, who will be embarking on 3 mission trips this summer before heading to Kansas University where she will study photography and media studies. We’ve also said hello to Sarah, who … Continue reading June’s Happenings at Passions Photography
It took me exactly 27 days for me to attempt the China bathrooms. From what I’ve seen of China’s WC’s, well there is a good reason I’ve been dehydrated and only drinking liquids at night. Which is unfortunate, as hot tea sounds delightful on all of these below freezing days. But hot water, hot tea … Continue reading Let’s talk bathrooms…
A new day, a new destination and a new journey of the Chinese culture… Lijiang is a western province bordering Tibet, but that didn’t mean much more than warm weather and people dressing in traditional clothing until I arrived that is. There are 13 nationalities in Lijiang, 24 in the Yunnan province and 55 in … Continue reading Finding Culture
I saw a familiar emotion in my new friend as his complexion turned to red, his nose scrunched tight, his water filled eyes quickly went wide to stop the tears from falling. Recognizing the pain and knowing the emotion I quickly did what I know best and I went to embrace my new friend. Embarrassed … Continue reading Joy and Pain
It’s the little things in life that bring me joy. Like doing my own laundry, I mean really doing my own laundry. I’ve been separating; darks, whites, colors, delicates, washing and drying since I was in 6th grade. To wash your clothes in a sink, now that’s different. I’m no Whirlpool or Maytag or whatever … Continue reading Laundry
Who doesn’t love a state fair? I know I love any excuse to be outside surrounded by happy people! After all, if you’re miserable at a fair you really ought to just go home. What does this have to do with China? Picture a state fair, only bigger, MUCH bigger. A fair celebrated in every … Continue reading Beijing Festivals
I realize to blog is to be brief, but how do you summarize the first few days of a journey to the biggest celebration in the world in a country that has dynasties of information to learn about? The Chinese New Year also known as the Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration of the … Continue reading Spring Festival, Beijing, China
T-minus 40 hours until I ‘m on a plane to Beijing, China to celebrate the lunar new year. The year of the dragon has brought 320 million travelers to China and I can’t wait to be among them. It’s always my passion to find a photo story within my … Continue reading Preparing to be lost in China….