favorite moments...


hanging out with cheik and lo
in bakel, senegal

 


tea in dakar, senegal,
an amazing and delicious ritual

 


watching the senegalese navy
get stuck on goree beach

 


visiting senegal's symbol of
slavery on goree island

 


listening to african music -- everywhere

 


outside saraba nightclub in st. louis where
we got mobbed by about 60 people



fader taking me out into the bush
to visit senegalese villages & schools

 


staying in this house in matam, senegal



witnessing the sacrifices to the
spirits in burkina faso

 


witnessing the dance of the masks
at a funeral celebration in burkina

 


sending alex back to paris

 


hanging out in teddy's salon
downtown accra

 


saying goodbye to our friends in ghana.

 


going "outdooring" in accra to
celebrate the birth of this
man's son, and dancing all night.

 

 

 

 


the most westerly person
on the continent, senegal (me)

 


shine-shattering taxis in senegal

 


paco and lo cooking fish on
a remote island beach off st. louis

 


climbing down into a deserted
water tank at midnight to spend
some time with mohammed's friends
that lived there...

 


slipping across to Mauretania without visa

 


hanging out with my st. louis' friends

 


swimming in the water-falls
of banfora, burkina faso

 


winning over the street hustlers
in bobo-dioulassou, burkina

 


swimming in the forest of genguitte,
in burkina faso

 


spending the weekend with Tidiani
in his village in burkina faso

 


getting a tour by boat of the elmina
fish market in ghana

 


swinging along the canopy
walkway in Kukum, Ghana

 


meeting bizmark's family, accra

 


spending a week in accra with my friend alex from paris, and our new friend, elias who owns the paloma hotel in accra.

 


hanging at labadi beach on sundays,
accra, ghana.

 

and many other wonderful
moments and people
where a camera had no place...