ARCHIVE 431 – ON A FARM IN WESTERN KENYA

 

 


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Sub-Saharan Africa’s love affair with bright colour: Luo woman on a farm near Akala, in western Kenya; April 1979.

She is sitting in front of the wooden door of a mud hut with a thatched roof.

Technique: OM-1 with 50mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 colour slide, rated at 64 ISO to further saturate colour.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, 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.

21 Responses to ARCHIVE 431 – ON A FARM IN WESTERN KENYA

  1. bluebrightly says:

    I know you’ve said you wished you had photographed more people when you were in Kenya, but you do keep pulling these out of the hat….wonderful!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Lynn! But this image has been posted before, you know, which is why its in the Archive category >>> LOL! and me being me, I have a spreadsheet set up which logs each Archive post and which tells me the date(s) on which its previously been posted – in this case, on 20 Jan 2015, just over 5 years ago. And you thought you were weird …… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Not weird, that sounds like a very good organizational tool. I need more of those. Someone told me he chooses a color in Lr to assign o all photos that he’s posted. I’ve started doing that. Now I can see at a glance in Lr which photos have already been posted – the ones with purple. Slowly I’ll try to add the older ones. I admire your system!!

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Thank you! >>> my system results from a life in science, highly logical thinking engendered by my schooling – and ending up with 20 years in data analysis and management!!! Which is also why my blog has Categories, and numbered posts within them. OMG! … I mean … oh goood! … πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. That’s a great picture. you wonder where she is now.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes absolutely, 41 years ago, where is she now? I often wonder about such things re people I’ve met. There are two possibilities. First is that she may well be still in that area of western Kenya. When I was there, such farming people didn’t move much, but men had to marry women from some distance away – to prevent inbreeding of course. Then, is she still alive? My visits to this part of Kenya were wonderful but, having said that, this was where malaria first got its claws into me; thankfully it was, sometime later, completely removed from my system. Re her, and all those people I met, who were all welcoming and hospitable, I can only hope for the best. Adrian

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  3. Meanderer says:

    I remember this image from before, and still love it; wonderful photo πŸ™‚

    Have you battened down your hatches? πŸ™‚

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  4. Fine shot; great basic colors; and I like the way the wall grows from the ground in an almost natural way. Cheers for the weekend, Adrian! πŸ™‚

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, well, in a way, the wall is built from the same materials as the ground – growing from the ground is a very good way of putting it. Glad you like this. Many cheers to you for the weekend too! Adrian πŸ™‚

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  5. krikitarts says:

    A fine portrait. A penny for her thoughts?

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Gary. I was accompanied by a man from the area, and he explained to everyone who I was etc – there was much curiosity but, as elsewhere in Kenya, there was also much warmth and good humour too, which was simply wonderful. Adrian

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  6. paula graham says:

    Wonderful photo in every respect.

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  7. Stunning shot – beautiful composition and the colours just sing. I love your archive film shots πŸ˜€

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Lisa, thank you >>> I’m thinking of posting more Archive shots, tho they may not all be film – I’ll soon have been blogging for 9 years, and that’s a lot of photos! Thank you for the email – wonderful to see you! – I’ll reply soon. Meeting up is an excellent idea. Adrian πŸ™‚

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  8. Beautiful β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’›
    XXXATPXXX

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