Saturday’s are Saturday’s the world over. Mornings start slow, a lay in, some sport, a chance to relax. The hours pass & the afternoon rolls in. Friends gather & share a drink.
Life is like this in even the most remote areas, even in the far corners of the Kunene Region of Namibia.
Week days may consist of farming, mending fences or selling curios to the few tourists that pass through this desolate quarter, but when Saturday rolls around life begins to buzz, people gather & drinks are shared.
For me there is something ingrained with Saturday’s. It maybe strange but travelling alone, that when Saturdays roll around I watch Rugby, have a feed & a few drinks. What ever work or ideas I have going on takes a back seat & this particular Saturday I was the same.
I knew the Rugby was out of the question, but heading to see what life was about was on the top of my list. It’s a great time to meet people, hear about the movement of animals or even hear of new places that are not on the map.
The midday sun meant that when I stepped from the 4x4’s air con comfort I was slapped in the face with a dry hot wall, stepping into the dark “shop” did little to hide the heat.
Once my eyes adjusted I saw some men playing snooker & two Herero ladies sat talking, beers in hand.
It was a scene that summed up life, my beer could wait.
I went to the ladies who I had met before, they recognised me & wondered why I had stuck around this dusty corner for so long.
I showed them portraits I had taken of them, they were impressed. When asked if I could photograph them now, they smiled & rose.
I wanted them sitting & relaxing. They did not understand. I explained I wanted them as they were, this was life, this is what I wanted to photograph.
It took a while for them to relax. I don’t think I captured that initial essence, but this shot is life, it shows regardless of where we are we are the same. Deep down we have the same values, we live in similar ways & also love to relax in the same ways.
This happens when you throw hot water in the air on a cold day! ❄️
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