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African portraits (2)

October 11, 2012

My second portrait from Africa this summer is a young man captured in Stone Town, the main city in Zanzibar.

Stone Town is a beautiful town with many historical buildings, and it was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 2000. And like many other places on Africa’s east coast the town and Zanzibar strongly influenced by Arabic and Muslim culture.

More about Stone Town and Zanzibar in coming posts.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2012 4:53 pm

    A wonderfully crafted portrait with beautifully soft tones!


  2. farNaaz permalink
    October 11, 2012 7:49 pm

    Stone town should be a nice place to see .


    • October 15, 2012 8:16 pm

      It is a nice old town – but crowded with too many of (us) tourists!!!


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  4. October 12, 2012 9:33 am

    he be jamin


  5. October 12, 2012 12:46 pm

    Love the contrast between the traditional outer garb and the T-shirt and headphones.


    • October 15, 2012 8:19 pm

      The contrast between the traditional and the modern world was what fascinated me in this photo too.


  6. October 12, 2012 2:26 pm

    Zanzibar ! Your went to Zanzibar, one of my dreams not yet come true. A great portrait between tradition and modernity.


    • October 15, 2012 8:23 pm

      I liked the contrast here too. I went to Zanzibar for a week after the safari in Tanzania.
      I hope your dreams will come true, Isa 😉


  7. October 13, 2012 12:43 am

    Hey … another stellar shot. Like the light and the comp.


  8. October 13, 2012 6:10 am

    Another wonderful portrait Truels. Love the eye contact.


    • October 15, 2012 8:26 pm

      Actually I did not talk to him, I was just shooting on the street when he passed by – and we looked at each other for a second..


  9. October 14, 2012 10:03 am

    Cool dude you have captured here, but he doesn’t look to satisfied with you photographing him 😉


    • October 15, 2012 8:42 pm

      He just passed me on the street, and you are right: No one in Tanzania likes to be photographed. But I photographed some of the people I became friends with (one of them is the guy on the first portrait): They said it was OK.
      And then at a coupple of occasions I just stood on the street shooting away down the street…..
      I admit: I prefer the first way, they give the best portraits.


  10. October 14, 2012 3:55 pm

    MP3-players are everywhere! An international photo from Zanzibar.


  11. October 20, 2012 9:19 am

    Flott bilde. Herlig at folk likte å bli tatt bilde av!


    • October 22, 2012 2:22 pm

      Ved godt at den hører til næste foto. Se mit svar der 🙂


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