.kenya: the portraits.

shooting portraits in the states i have found that most people are uneasy about having an image made of them to be stored on some random hard drive for eternity or mass produced to be shown with them unknowing.  i have had to be creative and "sneaky" to make quality portraits in the US and i thought kenya would be no different.
over the two weeks i spent there i think i had two people deny me when i asked, one of which was carrying a screaming baby and the other was sweeping the streets.  in kenya people loved having their picture taken and most only want to see the image on my 2.5" lcd screen in return.  the occasional request for a hard copy has me in the studio printing off over a dozen shots to be mailed to the iconic subjects i have portrayed.  you don't say no to a man with a bloody machete who just took the lives of over 300 helpless chickens.  there are some truly amazing people shown here and i am blessed to have had the chance to meet them



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