Photographer's Note

I just returned from a short business trip in Africa, leaving me very little time for photography, but enough time to inhale and enjoy the grace of Africa.

The first thing that struck me in Senegal was the overall presence of garbage in all its forms, varieties and smells and in contrast with that, the beauty, colour and grace of the Senegalese people and the women in particular.

Quiet and clean places become therefore twice as precious; the beach of Kayar being one of those precious pearls. Kayar is a most charming fisher village where red dust roads find their way through peaceful alleys planted with colourful houses.
The beach is taken by hundreds of beautifully painted pirogues – their fisher boats – fisherman and women waiting for the boats to come in and herds of goats “grazing” the sand for fish.

As I was enjoying the simple spectacle this little boy came to sit next me searching the horizon, perhaps hoping for his father’s boat to come in soon; or just dreamingly staring ahead hoping to see a glimpse of the world at the other side of the ocean.


My apologies for the ‘slightly’ tilted horizon, but since I didn’t do any pp (I only added the frame in photoshop), I ‘forgot’ to straighten it!

I also would like to add that for the first time I have shot my photos in RAW.

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