Darjeeling / India / 11.03.2020
Camellia sinensis in Darjeeling is the best tea in the world. The unique climate creates its unique properties. Tea fields stretch out in almost all directions before us. An hour or so earlier, jackets and hats protected us from the cold. Now the southern slopes of the mountains have been warmed up by the sun. Fog has not yet fallen, obscuring the view of the highest mountains in the world – the peaks of the Himalayas. We are walking in tea fields that have been growing at the foot of the Himalayan steep slopes for many years. Tea tastes best in Darjeeling. And people are smiling.
Desert / Qatar/ 22.01.2010
The forest of buildings made of concrete and glass grew in the desert over several decades. Bedouin tents have turned into luxury villas, and camels into off-road vehicles. The inhabitants of Doha – the capital of Qatar, the richest society in the world – return to the desert whenever they can. The sun goes down. We’re returning to the hotel after a full day of work in the desert. Along the way we pass hundreds of off-road vehicles charging the highest dunes; organised races in the desert. The wind has changed and grains of sand have begun their journey.
Minzur Dorjee Sherpa, our wonderful host and guide in Darjeeling, holding the frame.
Each photograph used during the journey stops being luggage, changes its destiny, takes on a new life. It creates a unique travel sack with a story in the background. Always just one. One shot, one sack. Luggage (no excess)