A Safe Place

The nature of my work means I am often planning and setting up images, working to create something that captures the story.

The locations I get to work in however, gifts me countless opportunities for spontaneous frames like this one. The authentic moments that can not be re-created or staged.

I find a good story needs this planned spontaneity. I work extremely hard to make a good image, the location, the lighting, the composition, but am always prepared to abandon these plans to make sure I don’t miss the single frame moments going on around me.

It’s a fun, yet tiring game to play while on location. Thankfully, it usually means I come away with a good collection of images, that when put together, tell a COMPELLING and AUTHENTIC story.

Here in one of the villages in South Kivu, this young boy was curious at the goings on around him, but not quite ready to leave the safety this tree provided for him.
.
Follow: @kitoko_oyo & @focuscongo
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#faceoftheday #african_portraits #voiceofcongo #teamcongo #storiesofhope #empowermentportraiture #ngophotographers #futureofcongo #onassignment #congopositif #portraitsfromtheworld #congolais #ryancarterimages #bukavuexplorer #storiesofresilience #congodiaspora #YourShotPhotographer #documentaryphotos #theafricanlens #drcongo #people_infinity #focuscongo #faces_of_our_world #humanitarianphotographer #congotoglobal #thepeoplewemet #documentaryphotographer #visualstoryteller #reportagephotography #iamkitoko

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s