Mussie Tekle. Student and aspiring world-changer. Shot as a lighting demo as part of my Winnipeg portrait workshop.
My name is Mussie Tekle.
I am originally from Eritrea, a small country in North Africa, though I was born and raised in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda due to my parent’s jobs (they are both medical expatriates).
I developed a passion in helping people around at an early age of ten. My main goal in this world is to become a humanitarian activist to bring change and hope in people’s lives.
I taught myself photography and started documenting different kinds of people with the aim of creating awareness and hoping to inspire other people. I am now also into modeling and am loving the whole experience. I want to use this platform to influence more people with a goal to make this world a better place.
I am currently studying at the University of Manitoba and want to major in the medical world.
I hope to achieve my dreams someday.
Mussie Tekle - one of my amazing subjects in this week’s Winnipeg creative portraiture workshop. More than a model, he was an inspiration to all of us. I have not a doubt in this world he’ll achieve his dreams.
Tonight I added to my “remarkable experiences” file when I had the pleasure of photographing a session with Dakota spiritual leader and Sundance Chief, Wanbdi Wakita, along with his wife, Pahan Pte San Win.
Winnipeg has been a powerful experience for us, overall, and we feel so thankful for the moments we’ve had so far on this trip, and for the moments yet to come.
"A Whisper In The Dark"
As my summer progresses, some of my favourite captures have surprised me. I’m seeing some of the most beautiful “big and bold” landscapes Canada has to offer but it’s some of the tiniest details of nature which have completely captivated me.
Here’s one from this morning, photographed at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I saw the sun’s rays shining through the tiniest of holes in this leaf and couldn’t resist.
"The Moraine Way"
Picturesque Moraine Lake, Banff National Park in Alberta. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to not be blown away by this area.
Channeling my inner Ansel Adams.
Very honoured to be asked to be one of the initial featured artists on August, a new platform designed with the beautiful goal of connecting artists with people that love art (which I would guess is all of you).
Lots has been said, lately, about how Facebook has changed over the past year by increasingly limiting your (as a person who “likes” a page such as this) access to the images, the art that we share. There’s also been lots of talk about the hope people have that something will come along to better connect artists ( such as photographers, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and designers) with the public. In my mind, August may very well fill this gap by allowing me to share my work in a whole new way.
I encourage you to sign up for the beta version, yourself, at: http://agst.co/ and join their Facebook page at August Corporation
Golden light to cap off a golden day during the recent wedding I photographed in Killam of Ray and Irene Stevenson.
ISO 100, f/13, 1/125-second exposure. Props that help: big beautiful field of canola + golden sunset.
"The Girls of Summer"
Staying on the little person theme….. :-)
With Eyes Like These / I’m Doomed Forever
Lily, Winnipeg - a Prairie portrait. 2014.