Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lesotho portraits.

Though I don't think twice about looking ridiculous when I photograph stray dogs or cups of coffee, I get pretty shy about approaching people to take their picture. As a result, there aren't a lot of portraits in my photography collection. However, while traveling in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho, I found people so friendly and approachable that I had no difficulty asking them to take their picture.

And I'm definitely glad I did, because those kids knew how to work a pose.


Charles said...

"Primitive culture"? Questionable.

Prêt à Voyager said...

Hip and elbow action in the last shot is fabulous!


tangobaby said...

These are wonderful photos! I sympathize with you...I just started taking photos of people instead of buildings and I love it. But I am generally too shy to take their photos and don't know if I'll ever work up the courage to ask.

I love what you've done here.

T.R. said...

I have the same problem -- so invasive. And yet its the faces of the people that tell the story and reveal form and function of a place.

Heatheronhertravels said...

Those kids have a gift for fun and happiness!