My main goal for this tour aside from my primary video role has been to put together a selection of portrait images, in the hope that I could arrange a small exhibition of portraits at a local art fayre. I will be adding another blog entry near the end of the tour displaying some of my own personal favourites. In the meantime I wanted to share this one.
Whilst working on some footage for an Afghan Air Force open day at Kandahar, I saw this elder, who had arrived early with some young children. He promptly sat in a hangar doorway waiting with his worry beads. He was just waiting patiently when I got this picture. Taken on the trusty old manual 50mm lens (some people are getting bored hearing about), I wanted to concentrate on his face. The lines are like a text, telling his life story and similar in many ways to so many other locals. There people have endured so much in their lifetime and their lives are tough by our standards.
Simply processed in Lightroom, it does not need much more.
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