Namibia Portraits by Marc Llewellyn

It’s easy to develop preconceived notions of Africa, and it’s people, being less than safe for travellers. However, from my experience, this couldn’t be more further from the truth.

The Namibian and Botswanan people wore a constant and welcoming smile across their face and every passing of a local was met with intrigue and welcome.  A genuine and honest interaction I hadn’t encountered with any other culture.  Northern Namibia is also known for having a population of Himba People, a nomadic, unmistakably ochre-skinned tribespeople originally from Angola and still living unchanged in their mud huts today.

Lubitel - Roll 8 - Kodak 400TX by Marc Llewellyn

The Lubitel 166+ by Lomography is such a fun and bizarre camera to use.  Navigating down through the glass, down is up, up is down, left is right and right is left. I bought this a few years back and was using it regularly.  Since then I stuck with shooting mostly digital until just the other day when a friend wanted to hang out and shoot some film.  I figured I'd throw a roll of Kodak 400TX in and try some double exposures.  Always impressed with the results on this little camera.