Forwarding the light.

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain +++ Volunteers were forwarding/sharing the lights with passersby and/or strangers – seen @ Union Square station in New York. It’s December already – good time of year to think about “pay it forward”…Spread kindness!     P.S. I may have shared this image here or somewhere before, but this is one of my favourites so why not? ;) ©Mariko Evans

Catch me if you can!

Seen in Harlem in 2013. +++ Last night, I was talking with someone who just came back from New York. Her eyes were shining when telling me about her trip, seems like she had so much fun and inspired by the city – well, no wonder, right? And it triggered me to dig my old files I shot in New York. So here it is, “Catch me if you can”, seen in Harlem. : ) Hmm I feel like flight there soon…! (Yet it would not be easy these days due to our old cats – both 17 yeas old…) Have …


I almost deleted this image from my thousand of Cuba photographs, because the girl’s face was a bit out of focus :(. Later, while re-visiting these old files, I found that I really like the face expression of the old lady on the right. Here’s a close-up. I love the way she warmly and humbly watches over the girl. I’m not sure if she is a nanny, grandma or just even a neighbor, it does not matter – because I see the love, it’s so natural, organic and true. And also because in Havana, people share the open space in buildings, …

An ordinary morning.

“Joy comes to us in moments — ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” -Brené Brown +++ We saw them every single morning while taking a walk – it must be an ordinary thing for them but we found it an extraordinary, look at that splash! – Seen in Old Havana. ©Mariko Evans

What are you waiting for?

“So I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.” – Pablo Neruda +++ Seen in Havana ©Mariko Evans

Just passing by…

“Time flames like a paraffin stove and what burns are the minutes I live.” – Irving Layton +++ Seen in Old Havana, 2016. ©Mariko Evans

Postcards from 1999 – Switzerland

So as I mentioned in my previous post, I dig into my photo archive and found these random images, taken by my first film SLR camera. I believe it was 1999, I traveled Switzerland about a month by myself. One of my admirers – Henry Cartier-Bresson said; “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”  – Right.  So these photos are my worst! :)) But I like them, especially the colors of films and I can tell I was capturing the moments freely (or, freer than now) with a very limited photographic knowledge. And also it reminded me how much I …

A boy, feeding the birds.

Seen in Buenos Aires, Argentina 2011. Film. +++ While I was re-organizing my backup file system (well, more like my partner did!), stumbled upon so many photos that I ‘ve never seen /forgotten…this image is one of them. Glad to reconnect with old files, I might share some more of them this week as I’m in the mood for nostalgia.  :) ©Mariko Evans