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UPDATED February 07:
I'm now back to Afghanistan after a break spent in Ivory Coast and Namibia. Still recovering from the transition... :-)

Hi TE fellows!
It’s been 10 days (or 15 or 20 depending when you are reading this piece of craps of an introduction ;-)) that I joint TE and let me tell you it’s been a blast! (Naaah, I’m not good at lying… it’s been C+)
10 days during which I’ve tried to learn a bit what’s going on here. And I don’t pretend I did to be honest. It’s quiet a "mélis-mélos" in here! So many different photos, so many different styles, so many philosophies on life, so many different expectations from this site and so many people having more points than me ;-). Ahh the point system, with its 3 companions, the green dude laughing, the green dude smiling and the last one who look like he’s gonna puke (but this one nobody uses it, only for photos of bikinis (yeah siamakjafari how could you? it’s a serious site here, we’re all very disappointed in you, haha…))
Where was I? Yes diversity of photos, from postal cards to photo journalism, from oversaturated landscapes to b/w portraits, from daily life to “nightly” life, and from serious photos to bikinis (yeah siamakjafari, sorry to insist but you have really crossed the line here, haha). Diversity of photographers. Here I must say there are so many people who impress me, especially one… ahh what’s the name again? You know the one I mean…Anyway, the photo journalists (to be?) and the “street photo workers” are really the one that amaze me the most here and I think I’m gonna have a good time continuing browsing their galleries.

What about me you would ask (I know you didn’t ask but I’ll pretend you did ;-))?
I’m 29, working in Northern Afghanistan for an NGO. Concerning photography (as any topic related to bikinis seem to be banished here… can’t believe it…) I don’t know what style I’m supposed to have (but I guess I’m gonna learn about myself by looking at others’ photos here – haha this one was hell of a politically correct statement ;-) (Wait, I was serious in fact). Well, regarding my style, maybe I would say I’m a “point and … think twice… stop pointing… move around the subject… repoint… realize I’ve got the sun in my face… move again… shoot without pointing… check the photo on my LCD … realize what a mess I did… delete the photo (shit not this one)… repoint again … realize the subject is gone… blame myself and go home… and check what’s new on TE” type of photographer. A unique style indeed.
Let’s be serious a second (pff), I really want to say congratulation to the people who have put this "mélis-mélos" in place, I had some good laugh and nice moments so far. And for the people with 16000 points (without a single puking guy) and 700 (mostly good if not excellent) photos, you really show the light… but it’s a bloody long path to get there, I think I’m gonna snooze a bit first.



p.s: And siamakjafari, we really have to talk I think ;-)
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