Mpho Masupe, Katse Dam, Lesotho, 2015
I looked down to check a setting on my camera, and this kid appeared before me in a hat fashioned from a Bearded Vulture.
A photograph David Goldblatt made always seemed to be posed, although he preferred not to alter what was in front of his camera. When I asked him if he'd moved the central subject and directed his pose, he replied, 'Of Course! You are the master.'
I undertook three trips to Lesotho before feeling comfortable photographing these young herders. At the end of every day, I printed photographs for each Masotho in the local hotel and then returned to my car, where I slept. When I return to these villages, the photos are prized because they are bent and worn.
Archival inkjet on Bartya Paper
L 105 x 84 cms edition 5+1 a/p
M 75 x 60 cms edition of 3+1 a/p
S 52 x 42 cms edition 3+1 a/p