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Green Valley: Pumeza Andrews

By andreduplessis
Green Valley 30 Dec 08: Pumeza & Billy
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On Tuesday afternoon I drove out to Wittedrift to drop off June and Emily, two ladies from that very insular community who assists my mom with her small holiday homes rental business. I had to travel a bit further up Emily's street to turn around, and that's when I spotted this girl peering at me throught this window.

Her name is Pumeza Andrew. She is 2yrs old, and she has wicked hair. Dad Billy, an electrician by trade, who is reclining on the sofa in the background, tells me that she is very bright and confident. He can quite freely send her around this neighbourhood running errands for him and his wife.

Billy told me that Green Valley is 'like a big family', where no 'inkomers' (outsiders) have settled yet. He likes it here, as it is usually the 'inkomers' that bring the crime and drugs to closed communities like this. Here everyone is either related, or at least feel as if they are related 'to everyone', and 'all knows all'.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope that 2009 will be a real 'clicking' year for you all,
Andre

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: Maddie, TyChee, goodone and 23 more


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Comments


TyChee 18 275 1 United States
2 Jan 2009 12:45AM
Awesome shot. Great tones and detail.
Ty
KennyG 14 Belgium
2 Jan 2009 8:48AM
Hi Andre

Love the hair and the feet in the background. This is such a natural picture.

You have an amazing ability to make people feel that they are actually there when you take pictures.

Another cracker!

PS Thanks so much for the advice and mentoring

Kenny
tony64 19 204 9 England
2 Jan 2009 11:08AM
Love this image Andre, naturally caught, almost candid feel to it.
Excellent for bw.
Tony
SlowSong Plus
14 10.6k 30 England
2 Jan 2009 4:59PM
Wow, amazing hair, and what a cute expression. A beautiful child and lovely natural pose.
Chris

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