I’d like to share some pictures from my recent trip to Africa. It was an amazing experience.
I had no phone or internet connection for most of the trip! At times I’d put down my camera and just immerse myself in their lives. That allowed me to learn more about the people and their traditions. Living with them definitely helped quite a bit in capturing some of these photographs. Sharing meals and laughs and learning how to sing and teaching them my awful dance techniques were some of the highlights of this trip. Not to mention pancakes made from a root of a banana-like tree that were fermented in the ground for 7 months!! Yummy!!
I made notes under many photographs so that you can understand a bit more about each photo and what it represents. Please note that there’s some nudity. For many of us it’s a bit of a taboo,but it is normal for a number of tribes in the areas where I’ve photographed.
The conditions some of these tribes live in are pretty harsh and many times I wondered how they survive. They’s adapted very well and yet mortality rate is extremely high. Even 2 of my DSLR cameras did not survive the trip…
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Dmitri began capturing images at the age of 7,playing with his grandfather’s film cameras. Overtime his passion for arts and photography grew, but only in an art school he realized that the dream can become a reality. In 2003 Dmitri Markine Photography was finally established. Since then his work was featured in numerous publications and won more than a 100 national and international awards in Wedding, Journalism and Wildlife categories. He was recently named one of the top 10 wedding photographers in Canada and is currently one of the most sought after photographers in the World!
There is not a place in the world he would not travel, in order to get unique shots that he truly wants. And there is not a thing he won’t do to get that perfect shot. It is not uncommon to see him kneeling, laying on the ground or bent to an awkward position just so that the camera can capture what his eyes see.
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