OBSERVER PORTRAITS: Michael Potter
People, wildlife and places from:
Rajasthan - India
Kerala - India
Shela - Lamu - Kenya
Madikwe - S. Africa
Colorado - USA
Kiruna - northern Sweden
The UK, and Southern Europe
This is a series of images that are added to regularly. I am trying to limit the choice to the ones that show people unchanged in their attitude and activity alongside our contemporary lives.
As an observer I have to remember that choice for many does not exist and what they do does not necessarily need changing or modernising. It is the desire to continue as they are that seems to concern them most..
During these difficult times with Covid, restrictive travel, and mass tourism, observing old ways is getting harder for people reliant on the harvest, climate, or tourism to see their way through from one week to another.
They are not necessarily poor in financial terms, but their ability to exist depends on so much that is out of their control or real ability to change.