Boats on the beach at Lamu, on the coast of Kenya; July 1978.

This photo has been digitally manipulated (in Silver Efex Pro) to produce a dark, brooding look. The dimly seen white motor boat out on the sea balances the picture – obscure it with your thumb to see what I mean. I also like the repeating patterns of the two boats nearest the camera, which have similar shapes and which are inclined at the same angle.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: Olympus OM-1 with 28mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 colour slide rated at 64 ISO; Silver Efex Pro.


I’m re-posting photographs that I took in Kenya over 30 years ago.  You can find more context here .  Click onto the “Archive Kenya” tag (below) to see more of these film images from Kenya.


    • Ah, but my friend, this is not our world, this is the Third World, and many things that our societies have come to take for granted are not necessarily the same there. I went there at the age of 27, perhaps 5 years or so before the end of my adolescence, and because of this I paid scant attention to the many daily risks. Further on into my 30s I did start to appreciate some of the risks, but I have to say that I would not have missed the whole experience for the world.


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