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shadowblade

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Suri tribe portraits - Omo Valley, Ethiopia
« on: January 27, 2023, 01:12:00 am »

Not sure whether this counts as 'street photography', or more documentary-style 'street portraits' - captured on location, with local people, but certainly not completely spontaneous or with unaware subjects. I had anywhere from one to three off-camera strobes, mounted on boom poles carried by assistants and with light modifiers attached.

Anyway, these were taken on a recent trip to Ethiopia's Omo Valley, among the Suri people near Kibish. The tribes in this area are some of the last in Africa to live a largely traditional lifestyle in tribal groups.

All shots with Sony A1 and 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II lens with circular polariser and off-camera flash.
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Re: Suri tribe portraits - Omo Valley, Ethiopia
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2023, 01:13:29 am »

I guess these ones probably look a bit more spontaneous and more 'street photography' style, although the method was exactly the same.
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Re: Suri tribe portraits - Omo Valley, Ethiopia
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2023, 10:01:10 am »

What a great set of portraits!

Thanks for sharing them with us.
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Re: Suri tribe portraits - Omo Valley, Ethiopia
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2023, 12:24:22 pm »

What a great set of portraits!

Thanks for sharing them with us.

Yes, very different but really stunning.
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Re: Suri tribe portraits - Omo Valley, Ethiopia
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2023, 11:07:33 pm »

In also really like them.  Beautiful images of beautiful people.

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Re: Suri tribe portraits - Omo Valley, Ethiopia
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2023, 07:13:41 pm »

Really nice images, good job! Beautiful people too.
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Re: Suri tribe portraits - Omo Valley, Ethiopia
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2023, 07:53:51 pm »

Well done!
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Re: Suri tribe portraits - Omo Valley, Ethiopia
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2023, 05:10:41 pm »

Hi Shadowblade,

All are wonderful...This one goes a little deeper for me. All the warm tones work well and complement the greens that encase the subject.

Peter
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