Welcome to Michael’s Blog!

Welcome to Michael's blog. Michael Andrew, (aka Michael The Maven) is a freelance producer, photography instructor, tech innovator, and when needed, disaster aid specialist. Disclaimer: Michael is a participant in Bhphoto & Amazon affiliate programs that provides an advertising commission if you purchase through links on this website.


Viewing one post  |  view all recent posts

04.27.10         photography  

More Haiti Pics


Ive been going through some of my Haiti pictures and found many I haven't posted. Eventually I am going to have to sit down and really document everything we did, I kept a journal of every day and have some good notes. Here are some of the images I thought you might find interesting. ALL of them were taken with the Canon 7D on the weirdly wonderful Tamron 18-275 lens.
This is a picture of the stink canal (aka a public city dump) - living within a very short stones throw for 3 weeks was miserable because it always stank.
A homeless boy we met on our first day scouting. He wanted water.
And we think our day jobs are tough! :) Thats another thing I noticed about the Haitians- man, they work hard and I dont recall seeing hardly anyone overweight.
The US embassy was swarmed by hundreds (if not thousands) of Haitians everyday. Most of them had fake US Passports and they were trying to get on evac flights out. The Marines wouldnt let Mathieu through unless I told them he was with me and was a legit US Citizen.
We later let them use our sat phones to call home and say hi to their families.
This was the morning Brian and Rick went back to the US. These Haitian men all wanted work from me and Mathieu, I had to choose who could stay on and had to turn the rest away. Not easy.
This little girl is doing her homework by flashlight. Keep in mind this was taken about 10 days after the quake destroyed her home. Determined!
This is a local street kid- He learned Mathieu and my name and would beg us for food every single day. Mathieu would sneak out leftovers to him after dark.
On a mission in City Solei- One of the most dangerous cities in the world. This is near the main police station. Im not trying to be racist or anything, but do you see many white people in this crowd? Especially in the first 2 weeks, I almost never saw another white person outside of secure facilities. This was a big issue for many aid workers and what I feel was the reason food wasn't moving-, the perception of getting killed/beaten/mugged/starting a riot vs. the actual danger of Haitian's starving. If an aid truck would have pulled up to this crowd and started handing out food it would have exploded into a riot, so aid workers had to pick their time and place to distribute, and make sure they had security (usually the 82nd or UN)

As time went on, and especially once we left it seemed as if aid was flowing and aid workers were ubiquitous.

blog stats
posts: 4,676
comments: 12,188
visits:
archive by month
2019:   january  february
2018:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2017:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2016:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2015:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2014:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2013:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2012:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2011:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2010:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2009:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2008:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2007:   january  july  august  september  october  november  december
Nikon D7100 Crash Course Training Tutorial VideoDigital Photography Crash Course DVDMA- Maui Screen Savers 2009Michael Andrew Lollipops | Photoshop Action SetPhotoshop Crash Course DVD Beginner LessonsCanon 600EX-RT Speedlite Crash CourseMichael Andrew Maui Desktop WallpaperBusiness Crash Course For PhotographersMaven Adapter - Sky Cam ConnectorNikon D5300 Crash Course DownloadCanon Speedlite Crash Course DVDCanon 6D Crash Course Tutorial Training VideoCanon 5Diii Crash Course Training VideoPhotography Lighting Crash CourseBH PhotoAdvanced Photography Techniques Lessons DVDPaintballer Pro