African princess in a photo project of Dylan Davies
• African princess in a photo project Dylan Davis
Photographer Dylan Davis, who has lived 24 years in South Africa, took a series of Nkosozana, consisting of portraits of Princess African tribes - though completely fictional. Davis came up with the story for each character, picked up the clothes with stylists and associated attributes, and instead of models (too thin and tall, in his opinion), called filming ordinary girls with a strong personality. Did the photographer to achieve credibility - to judge you.
Princess Zinhle. Tribe lettsembaba. On zatvorkah plant for the production of carbon black is lettsembaba tribe. After the earthquake of 2006 members of the tribe in search of coal migrated to the south, where he lived to this day. Necessary for the production of carbon black is also used tires tribe members - men inflict it on the face and body during courtship. It is believed that the darker the color of soot, the more the young person's chances of being selected Zinhle princess and become a future leader of the tribe.
Princess Nomuula. Tribe mzumpufufu. Resisting the invaders during the Great War of 1902, the superstitious tribesmen killed mzumpufufu dressed in their clothes - to demonstrate their strength. According to legend, strength and power mzumpufufu reason is that members of the tribe ate the flesh of the fallen enemy. Princess Nomuula took the reins in his hands after the death of his father, His Majesty Bonbugve.
Princess Sekgolohane. Tribe pokokakayuris. Pokokakayuris terrible tribe wandered and expanded, traveling on horseback until he settled on Magaliesbergskom plateau. Trading old appliances and copper, the tribe members have a wealth of fashion pop culture, but reinterpreted it in the format of its history, transmitted from one generation to the shamans and youth.
Princess Malefu. Dynasty Kokozidilepha. The true inhabitants of the Limpopo River, members of the dynasty Kokozidilepha believe that the spirit of the great survivors' lives in the ebb and flow of water. According to legend, the life-giving properties of water are the cause of eternal youth Malefy princess and her magnificence.
Princess Tlholo. Clan Fufuzimbele. At an altitude of almost 3000 meters to the north is the ancient Lebombo Afromontansky forest, where the clan Fufuzimbele lives. Dressed in traditional tartan and a local headdress, clan members consider themselves to be the spiritual successor to the British tribe kaereni that existed in the west of the Scottish Highlands during the Iron Age.
Princess Gugu. Tribe MOV. Ancient baobabs in low Velde near the town of Musina more than 5000 years. The last 600 were home to a tribe or MOV, as it is called in the people, "people-birds." Towering above the ground on 25-30 meters, baobabs are an excellent viewing platform and offer excellent visibility compared to other trees, as well as protect against floods and wandering predators.
Princess Thembisa. Dynasty Pfongputu. Sacred talisman nomadic and prosperous dynasty Pfongputu - robin-chat - to see not easy, but it's worth it. This bird is able to simulate and emulate singing more than 20 kinds of other birds in their natural habitat. After the tribal conflict in 1682 near Cape Town formed a settlement, which is now home to Princess Thembisa - goddess Pfongputu dynasty. She tried on the contents of the wardrobe of our forefathers, whose contents sheds light on the story of the expulsion of the tribe and its attempts to live in peace and privacy.
Princess Puleng. Tribe zimazugu. For militant tribe zimazugu fire - a true symbol of the earth. Using its fierce heat zimazugu able to achieve the recognition of themselves as the best blacksmiths. Their weapon strikes fear its strength and durability. And they admired and feared at the same time. The belligerent Gauteng region it is often the attribute "male talk."
Princess Motlalentva. Tribe zikifeleduda. Nomadic people savannah Baviansklof honors Princess Motlalentvu as the embodiment of the spirit of wandering Nguni. Presenting a symbol of great power and prosperity in the tribal culture zikifeleduda Nguni valued as a source of wealth and adoration, as well as mentioned in the traditions.
Princess Langalibalele. Tribe ndogufolpumpu. Dwelling in the land of golden sun and amber ndogufolpumpu most rich and secretive of the tribes living in that mines deep under ground gold and precious minerals. Having a well-developed infrastructure, ndogufolpumpu adapted to the production of all of the above in total darkness, appearing on the surface of the earth only to carry out diplomatic missions and making the wedding group.