One thing I’ve often noticed during my visits to The Gambia, is that women always look so wonderful in their colourful outfits, like these ladies in Kotu craft market, who have just finished work for the day. I come back from a day out with my hair all over the place, covered in dust, and quite frankly, looking like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards. How do they do it?
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They really don’t look like they just came from work but rather a refreshing bath. Reminds me of what Abu said about Rajasthani women. Very colorful also! Nice photo, Kat and nice blog!
very lively and colorful dresses. reminds me a bit of rajasthan (and if i go by your previous blog posts you most certainly have been there). interestingly the the harsher the climate, the more colors come out on women (and men alike).
Yes, I have been to Rajasthan. I was about to write up one of my stories from India.
I love colourful clothes, both to photograph and to wear. A tramp once said to me how much my colourful skirt had cheered him up. Another time, I can remember being dressed all in red standing on the platform of one of London railway stations and everyone on the opposite platform was dressed in browns, blacks and grays, how boring I thought (while trying not to standout like a sore thumb! 😉
that (red in a sea of greys and browns) would have made a very compelling photograph in itself (without needing any post processing) 🙂
I will look forward to your write up on India
I was in the Gambia a few years ago and recognize those fabrics– especially the one with the president’s head on it! Glad to see the familiar patterns 🙂
Thanks for checking out my photos Marissa. Off to The Gambia again soon! More photos from on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelwithkat/sets/72157628050954556/