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    Martin Kristiansen
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Pilgrims at 5600m on the three day trek around Mt Kailash in Tibet. What was amazing with this pair was the older lady is totally bling and a grandchild is leading her and directing the placement of every step. A lesson in patience, compassion, dedication and determination. #kora #compassion #blind #prayerflags #pilgrims #buddhism #tibet #kailash
Pilgrims at 5600m on the three day trek around Mt Kailash in Tibet. What was amazing with this pair was the older lady is totally bling and a grandchild is leading her and directing the placement of every step. A lesson in patience, compassion, dedication and determination. #kora  #compassion  #blind  #prayerflags  #pilgrims  #buddhism  #tibet  #kailash 
Jake Brink hanging his solo exhibition at FotoZA gallery in Rosebank. Opening this Thursday 5 April. Ten years of dedicated work. #artphotography #artist
Jake Brink hanging his solo exhibition at FotoZA gallery in Rosebank. Opening this Thursday 5 April. Ten years of dedicated work. #artphotography  #artist 
Very old mine dump in Booysens Joburg. This pit is from the informal/illegal miners we call Zama Zamas that operate all over the gold fields of the Witwatersrand. A deadly occupation these men fight vicious territorial wars and face a highly toxic and dangerous working environment. We run into them on occasion and so far have had no trouble with them. #minedump #tailingsdam #mining #enviromentaldisaster #goldmining
Very old mine dump in Booysens Joburg. This pit is from the informal/illegal miners we call Zama Zamas that operate all over the gold fields of the Witwatersrand. A deadly occupation these men fight vicious territorial wars and face a highly toxic and dangerous working environment. We run into them on occasion and so far have had no trouble with them. #minedump  #tailingsdam  #mining  #enviromentaldisaster  #goldmining 
This is not something I would normally shoot. I’m not font of abstractions but this alley in Braamfontein caught my eye and it was such an obvious image I couldn’t say no. #urbanphotography #wall #abstractart
This is not something I would normally shoot. I’m not font of abstractions but this alley in Braamfontein caught my eye and it was such an obvious image I couldn’t say no. #urbanphotography  #wall  #abstractart 
Went camping last weekend. For four days. It rained for the first two days, really rained. South Africans don’t do well in the rain. We are unused to it and we tend to hide indoors when ever the weather gets bad. That’s not an option when camping. In desperation I shot this image of the rain splashing into the farm dam. It sums up the mood of the day I think. Then the sun came out and it was glorious. #rain #lake #water #rainyweather #raindrops #gloomy
Went camping last weekend. For four days. It rained for the first two days, really rained. South Africans don’t do well in the rain. We are unused to it and we tend to hide indoors when ever the weather gets bad. That’s not an option when camping. In desperation I shot this image of the rain splashing into the farm dam. It sums up the mood of the day I think. Then the sun came out and it was glorious. #rain  #lake  #water  #rainyweather  #raindrops  #gloomy 
A cultural experience in South Africa, rugby. The first game of the season at Emirates Park, old Ellis Park. The Lions vs the The Sharks. So hot we prayed for the sun to go down. A terrific evening.  #rugby #superrugby #suoerrugby2018 #sharksrugby #lionsrugby #ellispark #rugbytime
As a working photographer I have photographed many chairs. Thousands of chairs actually and that is not an exaggeration. This chair is definitely the strangest. Made from the root bole of a large tree the only way I can think to describe it is intimidatingly ugly. It took a forklift to move it. #chair #ugly #factory #abandoned #abandonedplaces
As a working photographer I have photographed many chairs. Thousands of chairs actually and that is not an exaggeration. This chair is definitely the strangest. Made from the root bole of a large tree the only way I can think to describe it is intimidatingly ugly. It took a forklift to move it. #chair  #ugly  #factory  #abandoned  #abandonedplaces 
From the old factory in Booysens. I was fascinated by the marks left by workers laying gone. Lives were spent in this space. #pinupgirl #factory #abandoned
From the old factory in Booysens. I was fascinated by the marks left by workers laying gone. Lives were spent in this space. #pinupgirl  #factory  #abandoned 
Shot this afternoon on my iPhone. Not the way I usually work. A derelict old brewery in Booysens. It has been shuttered for 18 years. Full of bird shit. I am going back tomorrow with the Sony to shoot it properly. #documentary #urbandecay #urbanexploration #brewery #abandonedplaces
I am looking to photograph more of these roadside memorials in South Africa. I would appreciate any information regarding location and background on these sad reminders. #roadsidememorials #memorials #roadsafety #documentaryphotography
Who doesn’t love a pretty sunrise now and again? Well apparently me so here is a sunrise over a mine dump south of Joburg. #mining #sunrise #blackandwhite #landscape #jozigrams
A toxic red stream on a very old mine dump in the Booysens area of Joburg. #johannesburg #jozi #jozigrams #goldmine #mining #enviromental
I have always loved birds. I’m not a binoculars and book kind of guy but their busy happiness always lifts my spirits. Photographing birds is another story. It is very difficult and I lack the equipment, patience and skills to be a good bird photographer. I photographed this bird as an antidote to endless oversaturated crappy boring head in the sand sunsets I see if Joburg. This is also Joburg I’m afraid. It is what we have done to our environment for over 100 years as we ripped gold from the ground. Shot on one of the remnants of a very old mine dump. Toxic and ugly. #downtown #birds #socialdocumentary #environment #mining #goldmine #minedump
I have always loved birds. I’m not a binoculars and book kind of guy but their busy happiness always lifts my spirits. Photographing birds is another story. It is very difficult and I lack the equipment, patience and skills to be a good bird photographer. I photographed this bird as an antidote to endless oversaturated crappy boring head in the sand sunsets I see if Joburg. This is also Joburg I’m afraid. It is what we have done to our environment for over 100 years as we ripped gold from the ground. Shot on one of the remnants of a very old mine dump. Toxic and ugly. #downtown  #birds  #socialdocumentary  #environment  #mining  #goldmine  #minedump 
I decided to take a few photos of the business that is relocating to the old factory I have been photographing. The company is called Woodlam and they make chairs. Beautiful chairs. Since the factory is running until the move begins next week I thought I would photograph the people working in the factory. They were very welcoming and made my day pleasant and interesting. #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhite #industry #labour #spraypainting
I decided to take a few photos of the business that is relocating to the old factory I have been photographing. The company is called Woodlam and they make chairs. Beautiful chairs. Since the factory is running until the move begins next week I thought I would photograph the people working in the factory. They were very welcoming and made my day pleasant and interesting. #blackandwhitephoto  #blackandwhite  #industry  #labour  #spraypainting 
As I moved around the run down factory I found myself being attracted to the personal marks left on the walls by workers long moved on to other things. #grafitti #wallart #socialdocumentary #streetphotography #photography
Vote ANC it says. Odd that it’s faded to the DA colours. Another image from the old factory I have been photographing. #politics #wall #streetphotography #socialdocumentary #jozilife