Smiling Face, Kenya
From the Kenya II collection
(Intro for Kenya I)
I’ve been to Kenya to shoot African athletes preparing for the 1968 Olympics. I went a second time on the “dream”assignments I’ve written about earlier.
Kenya is the only place of the twelve countries I’ve been to in Africa where I’ve had a chance to see and photograph animals. I did my best to not bring back the average tourists shots of animals. You be the judge.
I also went to Lamu (on Lamu Island) which is a very Arabic part of Kenya. It was impenetrable for me until one day as I was shooting upwards towards the top of a building and an Arabic guy leaned off the roof and said in perfect English, How would you like a tour of this place that will blow your mind?
He turned out to be a Canadian who had lived there and was, as I later found out, a fine photographer himself. My abject apologies to him for not remembering his name. He was wonderful.
If there no location indicated in the caption, it’s probably Nairobi or nearby. Other places I shot were Lamu and Mombasa. The flamingos were probably in Lake Nakuru National Park. The giraffes, zebras, elephants, were probably in Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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