Meet Solomon Hlope, a senior member of the Jericho Church in Swaziland - celebrating Good Friday with his fellow worshippers.
I had arrived at the festivities with pockets stuffed with small notes - an anthropologist friend of mine had warned me that people might expect a small donation in exchange for their modelling services (sounds fair to me). Instead, every person I photographed asked me how much I would charge for a print. So, modelling fee got converted in to the cost of making a print and buying a stamp and envelope to send my photos round Swaziland.
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DjoleEric (0) 2011-11-03 4:12
Excellent idea for a photograph.
Beautiful severity with which you have pointed out the motive.
Excellent length and depth of course, good quality.
Thanks for sharing.
Hello and friendship.
Glint (6165) 2011-11-03 12:16
this is an engaging image. I like your connection and the way Solomon's hand beckons us in to his world.Lvely bright colours and god sharpness.
delpeoples (53001) 2011-11-05 5:54
I don't know which I love better: your wonderful photo, the heartwarming Note or this big beautiful man. I could just cuddle him! Look at that face and smile. Wow, you captured his personality perfectly. Such vibrant colours and good composition emphasise that this bloke is just larger than life. I love him!
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend - sorry my points aren't working for some reason
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-11-05 6:13
Very colorful ..and specially love to see this kind of cultures of different regions..
Good snap taken...with every details.
Atousa (7131) 2011-11-29 9:32
I like his expression; seems really friendly.. their colorful costumes are also eye catching n interesting.. well captured.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
jmdias (54533) 2012-03-14 7:48
very nice portrait, these two models are perfectly shown, I liked their natural smiles and the details of their clothes. nice job.