After a busy weekend of family we returned home in the dark on sunday, drenched dashing from the car to the door and quickly dried off and clambered into bed. A quick scroll through Facebook and throughout all the Halloween pics (which sadly we missed AGAIN this year) one thing caught my eye… a link to these extraordinary photos.
Jimmy Nelson, a british photographer born in Kent in 1967 started working as a photographer in 1987. From 1997 onwards Jimmy began to successfully undertake commercial advertising assignments but at the same time, and in my opinion, more importantly, he started accumulating images of remote and unique cultures photographed with a traditional 50-year-old plate camera. When he started to successfully and internationally exhibit and sell these images, this created the subsequent momentum and enthusiasm for the initiation of ‘Before they Pass Away’. You can read all about his amazing journey, see films and of course all the images here.
Honestly, if you do one thing this week, visit this site and enjoy these incredible images/stories!
Here are just a few of the ones that most caught my attention….