Like many people who have an eating disorder Natalie struggled with depression, anxiety and obsessive thought patterns. When the nurse suggested she look at her condition as a physiological disorder she found new venues to help reconnect the dots of body, soul and mind.
From our Runnin On Empty story.
The other day Ryan Muirhead posted this portrait and said some beautiful things about my writing, work, and our time together. Like how it was nice to hang out with someone who could remove themselves from the photo scene. I agree, but the funny thing is after watching this guy shoot and talk about the science and math of photography, the zone system, and sunny 16, I saw a huge gap in my knowledge and was inspired to teach myself everything I shunned in art school. He is responsible for turning me on to buying my new equipment (#LeicaM2 my Digital Pentax spot meter) and he is responsible for me, pulling dozens of books out from the library to study classic photographers and technique. Watching a living master in photography do his thing, then nerd out and be able to talk about life and death is hard to come by. Real hard. I've never met such a well versed artist who is so open to life, I've only heard of these guys (I wanna meet more!) It was a pleasure hanging out with you. Please check out his portraiture work- he's right where I want to be.
Sanitary standards for cooking are far more relaxed then we are used to back home. Unrefrigerated meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, and milk, unwashed vegetables and fruit, and tap water are a recipe for disaster. There's no telling how many times antibiotics and vaccines like Dukoral came into play and prevented us from getting travelers diarrhea. And at some point it will fail you as well...
Lobitos, Peru | These New Poutines | HP5 35mm film