Monomad challenge entry #152: Madam Colette!
One would think that I had been dead and just woke up from it. I honestly cannot believe for the life of me that I'll be out the system for over 4 months. I can't exactly say what happened that caused my inactivity, I'm only hoping that whatever it was that caused it, it's over now.
While I've been significantly absent from here, I've been active offline, working on my photography as my day job. When I think deeply, I think that's one of the reason's I've been off from here. The job became overwhelming. There was so much to do, and so little manpower. I run a one-man business, so I have no staff in my employ. It means that I'm everything a business needs to run. That's a lot of work
My absence isn't without its benefits though. It has provided me with the opportunity to restock my gallery with amazing photographs. Around the time that I was active in May, I was starting to run out of amazing quality photos, but I'm back now. I can't wait to share all the amazing photos I've created, in the period of my absence. I feel like my absence has reduced whatever value or relevance I may or may not have had. It is my hope that you receive and enjoy my art as much as you did when I was active.
To mark my return I'll be sharing photos from my first major project of the year. In March, I worked on my first project for the year; Madam Colette. The idea for the project was to create a set of photos that matched post colonial times in Nigeria. Maybe set around the mid 1960’s.
I'll be sharing the monochromes version from this project as my participation in the daily monomad challenge.
The project was meant to be accompanied by a story of a woman who made outstanding contributions to Nigeria's independence, but which story was never told, And no, I wasn't taught of any of such woman in the history books I read. It was to be a story that I'll create to sell the project. Maybe there was an actual Madam Colette though.