Ona my African muse {Brisbane Fine Art Photographer}

britt spring brisbane portrait photographer_0014britt spring brisbane portrait photographer_0036britt spring brisbane portrait photographer_0026 I had met Ona when we first arrived in Botswana, I knew straight away I wanted to photograph her.  How do i approach the subject, to a girl that has never had her picture taken?  Would she find it weird?  Would she be too shy?  I decided to bite the bullet and ask her.  She has a serious expression I learnt later is just shyness but she smiled so big and said she LOVES pictures!  We made a date and raided a friends closet because Ona didn't have any dresses to use.  In fact Ona doesn't have a computer, the internet or a phone that I can send her these pictures.  Thats village life in Botswana.  Its beautifully simple and i grew to appreciate it.  Ona and I went for a walk in the afternoon, stopping where ever took our fancy as the clouds built up and finally rain came crashing down.  We talked about family, life in Botswana and our cultural differences.  We realised we weren't that different afterall.  It was a beautiful afternoon I will never forget.  Bx  {Film processed by Richard Photo LabBritt Spring is a fine art photographer living in Brisbane.  Britt specialises in film photography, creative photography, beautiful pretty & unique photography.  Britt is a wedding and portrait photographer who takes stunningly unique pictures.  Get in touch if you live in Brisbane, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay or for international work.