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Sandoka waiting...

Sandoka waiting...
Photo Information
Copyright: Karl Hill (mikobi) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 2 N: 43] (149)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1981-09
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 50mm f/1.8
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-08 18:47
Viewed: 2629
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kinshasa, Congo
September, 1981

During the early 1980's when I passed through Kinshasa I would stay with a family in the commune of Barumbu. This evening, I was waiting for a friend (Kiesse Diambu, who played for the band TP OK Jazz) to go the club "Un, Deux, Trois" to listen to soukous , and dance. One of the daughters in the family, Sandoka, was waiting for her boyfriend to come by. We had been talking, and she was excited to see him, but apprehensive, because members of her family did not approve of him. I think there is some defiance in her eye as she had resolved to be with him regardless.


This picture is a bit of a departure for me. I started most of my posts on TL with the series fotos for food. Since TL allows portraits, I thought I would enjoy this privilege a bit and post some of people I have been thinking of lately.

This shot is on Kodachrome, scanned in with a Nikon Coolscan 5000. Virtually no post processing other than resizing.

As always, workshops welcome should you have ideas on improving this print.


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Hi Karl,
Nice photo. Her eyes are telling a story.

Bom dia karl
Excellent woman expression.Interesting note
My regards

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