Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Off to the Kalahari

As reported in a previous blog, I photographed Beata Aleksandrowicz of "Pure Massage" for a poster needed in relation to the opening of a branch in her business in Fenwick's of Bond Street W1. Last week, following a request by Beata who was in the process of developing an "African Massage", Beata chose to spend time with the Kalahari bushmen and learn some of their healing ways and absorb the rhythms of their lives so as to incorporate them in the new massage along with the sounds, light, smells, soils, plants, insects, animals, and herbs of that part of the world.

She then asked me to come along and photograph this journey of discovery and to make a video of it. I pondered long and hard for fully 4.5 seconds and said yes!

So armed with my Leica M6 and a pile of film and a new Sony HDR-HC3E camcorder we are going to spend six days with the bushmen based at a farm 30km East of Aranos, Namibia near the Botswana border.

Photo copied from "Hunting the Kalahari" website

I think it will be a once in a lifetime experience, with us even joining them for a hunting expedition. Once I get back I will put up a selection of the photos as a slideshow and once the video material has been processed hope it will make a great movie/documentary.

So watch this space!.

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posted by stefan lubo at Wednesday, February 07, 2007


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