Young Luo woman on a farm near Akala, in the far west of Kenya; April 1979.

I like half faces –  sometimes they can project the character of the person more than a full face portrait might.  This picture says ‘Africa’ to me – I like her dark, glistening skin, and the bright contrast brought by the pure white necklace.  Vague green and yellow patterning behind her projects a green tinge onto the side of here face, which also gives the shot atmosphere.

OM-1 with 75mm-150mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 colour slide, rated at 64 ISO.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

6 Responses to ARCHIVE 246 – YOUNG LUO WOMAN

  1. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    Yes, lots of atmosphere here. Excellent portrait, Adrian.


  2. You made wonderful size to reflect the character


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