Stunning pictures of the Samburu people by Lyle Owerko
I found these to be very elegant; delicate and yet powerful at the same time. I have always had a fascination with native tribes and remember as a child flipping thourhg countless of beautiful photography books depicting the then very exotic imagery of native americans, and native africans in their traditional costumes. Although they are shot in a very similar style and although we have seen many of these types of images over the years Owerko's have a graphic elegance to them that i am really attracted to. A combination of their crispness, clean whites and graphic composition coupled with the warm eyes in the subject leave me with a very different feeling than I usually have after seeing tribal images. i don't feel like I am gawking, or the photographer stole a moment from his subject. i feel understanding and respect, which is passed on to me as the viewer.
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|Samburu 32 "Lowrider"|
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|Samburu 38 "Young Samburu Girl"|
|Samburu 36 "Lolpusike the Warrior"|