About Travel Photography,
Colors of the World.
Manfred is creator of ThisFabTrek.com, travel photography, a travel blog and a photography blog (a journey from 2004 to 2013). '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, Photography and Journey, the Stories from the Road and Life around the World, stopped in August 2013 after more than 9 years, Love and Peace.
Won Tan Naara, On est ensemble. We are together.
How many times have I heard this, coming from deep inside a Guinean's heart.
Whereas the official motto is: Travail, Justice, Solidarité.
And there is another one - on school books you find:
Education: Pertinance, Equité, Competence.
Colors of Guinean Highlights.
Pictures link to stories!
Dance and Percussion Competition, Conakry, Apr2008.
Bofe on Kassa, Conakry, Apr2008.
Fatoumata Kamissoko, La Guinée, RFI Festival, Conakry, Dec2007.
Fode Baro, a week with RFI, Conakry, Dec2007.
Mamady Keïta, honoured at the Djembe d'Or, Conakry, Guinea|Guinee.
Doundoun drumming girl opening of the Djembe d'Or, Conakry, Guinea|Guinee.
Babani Kone on the Djembe d'Or, Conakry, Guinea|Guinee.
Yelika (Ilira), Ballet Sanke performing on Island of Kassa, Conakry, Guinea|Guinee.
Sayon Camara, Cissoko, Conakry, Guinea.
Boy, Fouta Djallon, Guinea.
Muslim Women, Fouta Djallon, Guinea.
Doyen, Kouroukoro, Guinea.
Bush fires, Guinea, Conakry to Mali, Bamako.
Taxi, Transport, Guinea, Conakry to Mali, Bamako.
Mamady Keïta,National Percussion Competition, Guinea, Conakry.
National Percussion Competition, Guinea, Conakry.
The Concours National de la Percussion, Guinea, Conakry.
Impressions from the National Percussion Competition, Guinea, Conakry.
Impressions from the Concours National de la Percussion, Guinea, Conakry.
Cloe and Yarie after the show, Guinea, Conakry.
Ilira and Bofe from Ballet Sanké at the Concours National de la percussion, Guinea, Conakry.
3 girls at a Doundounba, Guinea, Conakry.
Doundounba, a wedding in Conakry, Guinea.
Lansine, djembée, percussion, Ballet Sanké, Conakry.
Jeanne Macauley, Ballet Sanké, Conakry.
Ballet Sanké, rehearsing, Conakry.
Cultivation inside the jungle, red palm oil and white wine of raffia, Siafata, Macenta.
Mask at dusk, Macenta.
Washing clay, Macenta.
Climbing Mount Nimba.
Grinding manioc leaves.
Many accidents on Guinean roads..
Entering from Guinea Bissau in April 2008. 3rd time back. Is this the last time?
Back in October to December 2007.
November and December 2006.
Three weeks after I had left the country (2nd week in Jan 2007) a nationwide indefinite strike was underway, wich left hundreds dead.
It was all too peaceful when I was there -- with just rumors that something was in the making.
- Links - gathered while in the country.
Highlights. Images are linked to the story behind.
Cloe, Ballet Sanke. Apr2008
Fode Baro, a week with RFI. Dec2007
Djembe d'Or, Conakry. Nov2007.
Sayon Camara, Guinea. Nov2007.
Fouta Djallon, northern Guinea. Oct2007.
Percussion Competition, Conakry Dec2006.
Doundounba, Conakry Dec2006.
Ballet Sanké, Conakry Dec2006.
Jacques, N'zérékoré Nov 2006.