The days or truth
birth nature at its best
untampered, unaltered, undiluted
eyes that are a window to the soul
reveal the essence of truth:
the pathway to peace and tranquility.
- Dzana Sokomba
Portrait of a dear friend of mine, Dzana. I've always thought she was quite the Nubian princess, so after church on Sunday, I begged her to let me take her picture. So after getting her put on this gorgeous "ankara" (printed cloth) and letting down her braids she obliged me with this beautifully innocent pose. In a world that's becoming increasingly artifical, Dzana (the model) is one of the few people i know who's naturally beautiful sans MAC and airbrushing (and i'm not just talking about photoshop ). It probably has something to do with the fact that she's Nupe. For those of you who don't know, Nupe is a tribe in Mid/Northern-Nigeria. Also drew some inspiration from her depth (Dzana's a very talented writer/poet). Was going for the natural/ethnic look when i took this pic as Dzana has a way of pulling off any look well. Hope y'all like, especially her fiance, Emmanuel ( yep, she's taken).
P.S. I'd like to know what you think of this version of today's picture: http://shusho.shutterchance.com/photoblog/22326.htm