The Land of upright People

That's the meaning of the name "Burkina Faso". And all the people I met there were really proud to be burkinabe. And in front of the camera, they didn't play anything, but expressed soemthing very strong and upright, especially the kids. I'd like to thank all these people for their kindness, hospitality and for the portraits I could shoot of them.

43 Comments

  1. suizidekid
    suizidekid ·

    großartiges Album !

  2. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    Megatoll - Alle!

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Vielen dank @suizidekid und @wil6ka!! :))

  4. marta1901
    marta1901 ·

    every single shot is pure art <3 I loved them all!

  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    thanks @marta1901!

  6. brommi
    brommi ·

    So ein ausdrucksstarkes Album <3

  7. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Danke @brommi!

  8. yago56
    yago56 ·

    A fantastic album; excellent quality (Y) (Y)

  9. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    thanks @yago56!

  10. avola
    avola ·

    what an amazing girl

  11. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Outstanding album! Exposure, focus, composition, subject matter... everything is absolutely perfect! (And I love Acros 100!) Very well done, vicuna...!

  12. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @avola: yes I was stunned when I saw her attitude, and she wasn't posing for the picture, but lost in her thoughts for a few seconds, just enough for me to capture it!
    @buckshot thanks a lot for these words :)

  13. andrejrusskovskij
    andrejrusskovskij ·

    this pic is a marvellous masterpiece! congratulations!

  14. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    thanks @andrejrusskovskij!

  15. gepo1303
    gepo1303 ·

    Superb

  16. avola
    avola ·

    thanks for you answer, I am really thrilled by this attitude. Such a natural pride and conficencem even when lost in thoughts ... Wonderful work of you <3!

  17. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    wow. great great great

  18. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    great one!

  19. kleeblatt
    kleeblatt ·

    der Hammer !!! ich liebe es !!

  20. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    Stuning album. Their eyes are so powerful, saying a lot in each photo. Great work, thanks for sharing.

  21. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Best portrait album, ever!! Thank you!!

  22. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    Chapeau! I can only reapeat every comment above! :)

  23. jean_louis_pujol
    jean_louis_pujol ·

    Monsieur! ces gens sont beaux et votre album est grand! et je suis vert de jalousie! le jour où je ferai ça, j'arreterai tout le reste.

  24. vicuna
  25. dreamseller
    dreamseller ·

    impressive!

  26. moodification
    moodification ·

    Spectacular album! Very strong portraits!

  27. ohlordy
    ohlordy ·

    really wonderful album vicuna!

  28. disdis
    disdis ·

    wow... this is perfect!

  29. disdis
    disdis ·

    reverence before the king!

  30. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    magnifiques portraits!!

  31. theoclunk
    theoclunk ·

    intense album

  32. vicuna
  33. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Beautiful!

  34. grazie
    grazie ·

    powerful

  35. grazie
    grazie ·

    thank you so much for this album. When I got a glimpse of it yesterday, it made me so happy and reminded me of this www.lomography.co.kr/homes/vicuna/albums/12886-burkina-faso… that I loved so much from you and I think to this day is one of the best I have seen here.
    Thank you for these portraits! The emotions, expressions, love, happiness, strength...you captured it well in these faces. Beautiful!

  36. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    thanks @grazie! and you're right, I found during my stay the same strong emotions as 5 years ago and was thinking at this very same picture I took then with Holga when I was taking pictures of these kids now...

  37. blikka
    blikka ·

    I see it again and again. It is so powerful!

  38. stouf
    stouf ·

    Parfaite!

  39. ciricc
    ciricc ·

    beautiful portrait and very nice album! :)

  40. megustastu
    megustastu ·

    I love this picture, would you like to include it in the Portraits Collection?

    Please use the button "Submit to this collection" in:
    www.lomography.co.kr/photos/collections/5-portrait

  41. lomoeugenio
    lomoeugenio ·

    Alle sehr nice-nice-nice !

  42. juznobsrvr
    juznobsrvr ·

    Bravo

  43. fotomacher
    fotomacher ·

    Especially like the expression of the person in the lower right, in the shadows.