Faces on the Street – Camel Driver
Camel Driver, Khuri, Jan 2012
First time on the ‘ship of the desert’, aka camel was an interesting experience. If only i knew, I would have put on something other than jeans while getting on it :) The first 2-3 minutes ‘in the air’ on the camel back felt weird and uncomfortable but once you relax and get used to the idea, its a joy ride, at least for the short duration of a camel ride that we undertook. Opinions differ when people take longer rides.
My camel driver had a magnificent saffron turban and I was tempted to leave it in color just for the turban, but for the textures and the tones in black in white on his sun-beaten face.
here’s the version with a more wide angle /normal perspective. Portraits with a bit of their environment and surrounding appeal a bit more , but in this case, it being a desert , there is not much in the background, so I am not sure. What do you think ?