The Himba people, men and women, are wearing a simple loincloth or goat skinned skirt.
They live mainly in camps scattered throughout the Kaokoland with their herds of cows and goats.
Every morning, after the women have applied their otjize*, they milk the cattle, before the young men of the village lead them out to graze. If there is nowhere to graze, the village may relocate, or the young men set up a temporary village with their stock.
*Butter, ash and ochre often mixed with an aromatic resin to protect themselves from the harsh desert climate.
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anupam06 (769) 2012-07-23 5:20
I have seen your past post on the same tribe from the same region and I did enjoy them all the time. A lovely portrait and you seem to have captured so much details here. Love the exposure control and the sharpness of the subject captured. Very well shot indeed.
TFS & WR,
Suppiluliuma (3887) 2012-07-23 8:31
A natural pose, dood details despite the strong light, and what a wonderful contrast !
jemaflor (86574) 2012-07-23 9:13
Un beau double portrait avec une parfaite exposition, jolie lumière qui fait ressortir l'aspect particulier de la peau des Himbas. On dirait que la chèvre semble presque plus détendue que la jeune fille ...
leo61 (0) 2012-07-23 9:38
One day I have to visit this country and ethnical people.
Great shot of this woman with her goat.Her pose and expression is so natural,I love itand the contrast with the blurred background is good,too.
btw,I`m planing my 5th Burma travel around christmas,before it`s getting too busy with tourists there after the embargo is relaxed now.
lousat (79037) 2012-07-23 15:13
Salut Andre',c'est vraiemnt un autre monde,cette photo est magnifique et montre nous une situation tres rare a voir sur TE,pas tous ont eu la chance de visiter ce pays et tu a bien exploite' l'opportunite' avec cette image extraordinaire!! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
jjcordier (77388) 2012-07-23 22:47
La chèvre a déjà appris à sourire, la jeune fille pas encore! Un double portrait de belle qualité (on te fait confiance les yeux fermés là dessus!). J'espère que tu as eu droit aussi à ta séquence de maquillage!
Est-ce que les hommes et femmes se laissent facilement et naturellement photographier ou bien est-ce devenu pour eux un moyen de gagner un peu d'argent?
tyro (20884) 2012-07-24 3:14
I think I recognise this girl from a previous group picture which you have shown us - she, I think, is the one on the left of that group!
But this individual portrait of her is wonderful with good eye contact even although she is closing her eyes a little against the strong sun. The addition of the goat which she is holding is an added bonus. The quality of your picture is excellent and we can examine all her jewellery and clothing perfectly. Don't these women have the most beautiful skin as a result of their daily application of otjize?
bayno (18342) 2012-07-24 9:21
a beautiful portrait with the right choice of light, beautiful ocher color that ethnicity apply on their bodies, like the term of this woman, believe it is not easy to photograph these people, I think there definitely want the right approach, quality to top...beautiful shot...
Waylim (25366) 2012-07-26 9:11
Sorry, it took me a while to get back to you. I have not been active much, and if I do, it is more reactive than proactive. Anyway, many great shot from you that I've missed. I'll start with this one since it kind of grab my attention right away with the strong contrast of the white goat and her dark dark red skind and hair. I wonder how long does it take them to cover themselves from head to toes. They seem to become part of the nature and earth. In this case she stood out so much from the background, if not for the shadows she look almost 2D because of the even color of brown. Once again a very unique portrait and daily life image combined in one.
Thanks. Will catch up again later. I hope all is well and you are enjoyed life in your new homeland.
Cricri (108623) 2012-08-01 10:09
Il est bien de connaître la vie de ces villages lointain, un beau portrait de la jeune fille avec sa petite chèvre, on peut dire coquette par sa petite tenue et tout ces bijoux, bon DOF
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31498)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon 85mm f/1.2 L II
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-23 4:46