The clown of Valle de Cocora
I first met Corinna almost 4 years ago, in the little town of Pai in northern Thailand. We were a little crew of people that kept on traveling together, splitting up and meeting up again for a couple of weeks. From Pai through Laos. It pretty much culminated with a little motorbike trip from Pakse to Tad Lo in Laos where we had a clown shoot with bikes, and “hijacked” an elephant. Only problem was that Corinna couldn’t join. While we were photographing away and having fun, she was laying sick in her bungalow.
So when Corinna told me she would come to Colombia and visit me on her South-America trip I knew we had to make a clown shoot. We traveled together for about a week, visiting Salento and Valle de Cocora in Colombia’s coffee district – where we did our clowning while hiking trough the beautiful valley, kind of getting “lost” and fighting our way through thick undergrowth and extremely steep hills just because we didn’t want to backtrack when one of the side paths we took ended in nothing (I wonder when I’m gonna learn that my shortcuts never ever turn out to be actual shortcuts…) – before heading off to Medellín and Guatape, and in the end I sent her off on her own to fall in love with Colombia and South America!
Corinna the clown of Valle de Cocora: