Through my travels with Joe, I have been introduced to a plethora of cultures. These range from the lavish lifestyles of major cities, to downtrodden slums found all over the world. Recently, I was given a dramatic view of life on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.
During our visit, we stumbled upon a beautiful family in Langa.. an extremely poor district outside of Cape Town. Our guide decided to give us a tour down the road less traveled, and brought us into the home of a local family. As soon as we walked in, Joe and I both saw this young girl.. wrapped in a red blanket, leaning against a blue wall. With nothing but the window lighting the room, I decided to shoot off 2 pictures on my Rollei. Handholding at around 1/15th of a second.. I managed to keep myself still enough to get the shot.
Walking out of Langa, I was baffled at the lives that some of these people lead. Walking through rows and rows of houses made out of nothing but tin and debris, I realized how fortunate I am to live the life I have been blessed with.
I am so thankful that this young girl allowed me to take a picture of her, and I look forward to sending it back to South Africa for her to enjoy!