Gallery – Portraits of Bulembu

Maria Portrait

My recent assignment in Swaziland was a 2009 calendar on Bulembu. The concept was to photograph people involved in transformation, telling their story in a single frame. I approached this primarily through wide-angle portraits of the characters in context, attempting to include hints of past, present, and future as much as possible. I made extensive use of my new lighting rig to control tone and contrast.

Click the image to view a few selects from my portraits in Bulembu.

N.B. I’ll be posting a photo essay about the town after I get back from some R&R on the mountain this weekend.

One Comment

  1. Barbara Lombard
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    I grew up in Bulembu – lived there from 1975 – 1991. I yearn to raise my own children in a place just like it. Look forward to seeing your photo essay.