Here’s to true friends we’ve made that fate chose to remove from our lives just as suddenly as they had appeared. This is a photo of my friend Dengé Ousmane of the Japtogee region in Northern Niger, West Africa. An incredibly kind man and a perfect example of his proud nomadic ethnicity: Wodaabé. When I took this photo, I asked him if I could get a side shot, because I felt it would show his character better in profile. He was surprisingly all for it. “Kamar haka?” He’d asked (like this?). Then he took some baby steps and turned another ten degrees away. “Kamar haka?” with that curious smirk on his face. Yes, just like that, I’d said (E!, Haka né). Afterwards, we sat together on his old plastic mat in the shade and he prepared tea for the two of us as he had for the years I knew him.
Ina tunanin ku a kowace rana kuma ina jin tasiri mai kyau na abokantaka har yanzu, Dengé Ousmane.
We have to wait for @mcklinphoto to finish the photos, but until then, here is one more behind the scenes photo. It is so important to have handlers with you to keep looking at the costumes, if everything is still in place, but also to help with the lights. We want to thank everyone who helped behind the scenes this Sunday!
We wachten met smart tot McKlin Fotografie de eerste foto's af heeft, maar tot die tijd posten we nog een laatste behind the scenes foto. Het is zo belangrijk om handlers bij te hebben om te assisteren tijdens de shoot. Ze houden de kostuums in de gaten of alles nog goed zit en ze helpen met de belichting. We willen daarom iedereen bedanken die achter de schermen heeft meegeholpen afgelopen zondag!