Luo family on a farm near Akala, in the far west of Kenya; April 1979.
The backdrop is the painted wall of a wattle and daub hut, the smooth surface layer of which is starting to flake off on the far right. Minor points, maybe that I’ve only really appreciated now, after all these years, are the Vicks poster and the kitten.
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Technique: OM-1 with 50mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 colour slide film, rated at 64 ISO.
UPDATE: The people in Kenya were in the main very friendly and hospitable. I very much enjoyed my years in that country. Again – once again – I wish that I had photographed more of the people that I met there.
THE ARCHIVE KENYA SERIES
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.