Niger can blow your mind

April 21, 2010

Hey folks, I’ve been teasing you a little in the last post about pictures I made a few years back in Africa.

So, once upon a time… In 2006 I’ve been in Niger to make a commercial for a water brand. The movie in itself was not so interesting but I had the chance to stay a week in the far east of the country. It’s been the more mind blowing experience in my life so far and I think that’s why it took me so long to get in those pictures and select a few of them. Those were made with a little cybershot (5MP, even phones do better now) so some are a little blurry.

You can see all the pictures and the end of the text after the break

The thing here is that I’ve always been taking pictures of landscape or objects but never with a human figure in it.┬áBut there I essentially made images of people. I don’t want to say “this trip changed my life forever, they are so poor but so human…” You know what I mean. ┬áThe real change is that I’m more interested in human now. I prefer to draw or shoot human face, drawing faces became an everyday exercise and for now I’m drawing skulls to understand how the face is construct. If you’re kind I’ll show you some.

I don’t know what the next post will be about so stay tuned.

1 comment

  1. chd says:

    They are beautiful !

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