Although it might not be perceived as being a solemn thing from a westerner's perspective, there is a serious level of formality and observance to take into account when approaching and addressing oneself to a tribal chief.
This chief didn't like the idea of being photographed, and even less when I asked him to take place in front of its hut, but with genuine respect and big smile, it can go a long way.
Still, the grumpy face remained, but I like it like that, as a cute looking chief isn't a real chief...
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jadesgran (5276) 2013-10-01 10:49
You have captured a fine portrait here with the chief,in his every day surroundings
The light management has been handled well and you should be proud with this picture.
pyffepa (625) 2013-10-01 11:09
You offer us a very nice picture.
I like the attitude of the character and your composition around him.
I appreciate the almost bi-tonal picture (except for sky and far background.
tatadalou (6081) 2013-10-01 12:56
Nice light and focus on this tribal chief. I really love the unicity of tons, so unusual on TE.
Corry (4508) 2013-10-01 20:04
Joli portrait de cet homme devant sa hutte. La couleur de l'image en fait une photo vraiment spéciale. Félicitations.
Sonata11 (33225) 2013-10-01 20:57
very beautiful and magnificent portrait of this man. Wonderfully executed image, perfectly done it. Colors, sharpness, clarity and fantastic POV. I love it. Awesome !!!Congrats.
sevy (15359) 2013-10-01 23:24
J'aime bien la note de cette photo: ça montre bien comment tu es arrivé à cette vue.
Ce que j'appécie aussi c'est cette unité de couleur dans les tons bruns: ça donne une grande part de l'originalité de ce portrait qui montre aussi l'endroit de vie. En plus, une bonne lisibilité avec le personnage éclairé qui se détache joliment sur un bout d'arrière plan plus sombre.
Tu devrais commencer à rassembler tes portraits de voyages dans un recueil.
jjcordier (75590) 2013-10-01 23:35
Encore un superbe portrait, plein d'humanité, de ce chef de tribu que tu as réussi à mettre en confiance. Belle unité de tons et bonne gestion de la lumière.
As-tu fait des expositions dans ton nouveau pays d'accueil?
jhm (138192) 2013-10-02 1:09
When I everything good understand is these chief a little bit played and not the real chief.
Colours and sharpness make these picture very attractive.
Your picture is certainly very nice, his smile is perfect for take a picture.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
SnapRJW (30909) 2013-10-02 8:14
Hi Andre - Your note describes the meeting with the chief and the necessary protocol very well. I remember taking some shots of a headman when we visited the north and the uncomfortable feeling that accompanied the exchange. These are proud people and fiercely protective of their culture and a good thing too as such minority groups find it difficult to hang on to their traditions in the modern world. A fine shot with a lovely palette of natural earthy colours and fine detail. I do like the way he is holding his stick. Warm regards Rosemary