Ordinary people ….

…. or is it extraordinary? I prefer to portrait people as they are; not as they want to be seen. That makes me a very difficult photographer for wedding and event shoots. But there are also many  exceptions and these extra-ordinary people insist to see themselves through my eyes. With portrait photography I like to shoot …

Just Married

After a long period of ‘contemplation’ two villagers decided to marry. Here they are:

Lobola

Lobola means ‘dowry’ and is an old (South) African tradition that after negotiations the broom pays the dowry in cows but the family of the bride pays for the wedding and usually plays even. The more cows; the bigger (more important) the wedding. The ‘lobola’ in the picture says that there is a fairly big …

The Honeymoon

Yesterday I published some pictures of flowers, shot the day before. Of 3 of these flowers I used elements in this portrait of the honeymoon of Xolile and Matrone. No; I’m not doing wedding photography but this was a special occasion as you can read in the link.