Stories

Grass for brooms

I was out looking for some shots, and came across these two guys. Both of them are from Zimbabwe. I asked them where they were walking to, and the big fellow told me how they walk to this part of the bush to collect grass to make brooms. They then sell them at the nearby squatter camp called Diepsloot. 

I took a few shots on digital to check the settings for my film camera, of which currently the light meter isn't working. Fortunately, the digital images came out nicely for black and white.

I currently have colour film in my film camera, so I will have to wait and see how they come out. In the meantime, here are the images I got with the Fujifilm X-E2.

I've been playing with a bit of home printing this last week or so, and I was so happy with the outcome of these shots, I just had to print them. I am hoping to find these guys again on the same road at some point to give them a copy as well.