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Friday Late Post: Unpublished

A boy in a canoe by rubyspolaroid

Saturday…..Finally.

The week is finally over, on Wednesday morning as i peeled open my eyes to bright unwelcome sunlight, i felt like skipping over Thursday and Friday just to get to Saturday but Thursday came and i had a lil excursion/ Trip with a good friend and after a really long time i got to exercise my photography muscles and free my thoughts. Which brings us to today.

This blog was first a tester of my new camera then a therapy now i want it to a mini gallery of the photos i take that don’t fall into Architecture, which my Instagram account is for. If you haven’t checked it out, you are really missing great Archi shots of Lagos 🙂

Shameless Instagram Plug – @RubysPolaroid
To start off will be posting a little docu series on life in a slum boating community in Lagos.

Enjoy your weekend. Got any fun plans lined up?

 

Can You Spare Me Something, Lady?

Little Beggar Girl by rubys polaroid

Hmmmmm…this week’s challenge not so easy but hey that’s the fun part 🙂 . The challenge this week as dictated by the WPC is SPARE, use your words or pictures to show your understanding.

I decided to browse through my library of shots waiting for something to pop out screaming this word….and the result is above. The outstretched hand of a young girl’s small brown hands, with her big black eyes and eager face. She wanted something from me, anything I could Spare.
I caught this moment just as the traffic lights turned green, we shared a quiet moment before the world sped up. She must have seen this a thousand times rowdy yellow bus honks, and super slicked cars rushing her by ignoring her existence at the roadside.
…….Can you spare me something?
…….Would you, given the chance?
 
Click to see more posts on this theme: SPARE.

P.S – if you don’t know what a yellow bus in Lagos looks like, you can see them here- Yellow City

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Humanity: Innocence

Innocence by rubys polaroid

In this season of unconditional love and sharing, the excitement and childlike innocence with which we anticipate our gifts we should remember those who have not and those who don’t share the joy we know.
I love the excitement, the childlike spirit of innocence and just about everything that goes along with Christmas.
“. – Hillary Scott

Innocence by rubys polaroid
Innocence

 

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Humanity: Hope

hope by rubys polaroid

 “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today“. – Thich Nhat Hanh

hope by rubys polaroid