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Tuesday 15th November 2011, Woodstock, Cape Town.
Juan is a man of many talents. He's a craftsman, an artist, a musician and a thoroughly good and humble person. He watches and listens when others are talking and is very comfortable in his own skin.
We were drinking tea at his apartment in the up-and-coming (dodgy) neighbourhood of Woodstock when I decided to ask Juan to take part in Wearelucky. He was thrilled and very quickly came up with the idea of using the money to build his own camera and organise an exhibition of photographs. The plan is to try and sell the photos and pass on the money. A mini Wearelucky.
Questions & Answers
1. What were the reasons behind your choice?
As a photographer I've always had the desire to do this project, but never had the funds to do it.
2. Has it changed the way you think about giving?
No. I was brought up to share and give with no expectations.
3. What, if anything, have you learned from this experience?
By helping others you put yourself out there and others notice that. If I handn't put a little bit of myself out there and expressed my thoughts, then maybe nobody would have noticed that I needed a little help.