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When I initially presented the Sexaxa photo book project to Paul Lohneis, the Head of the London School of Film, Media & Design at the University of West London, he asked me why the book was in black and white. I had not thought about it before he asked. The book is a documentary that showcases moments from people's lives in a small African village. I told Paul that my photographic inspiration was the renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado. His works, which focus on human and social issues and tell the stories of people and places, are always in black and white. A black-and-white picture emphasises the seriousness and uniqueness of the captured event, which is fitting for a documentary. Having grown up in the era of analogue photography, I consider black and white pictures majestic and deserving of respect.

The Sexaxa book is a brief report about a specific day in the life of a small African village community. It serves as a record of human behaviour, situations, and places that shine a light on these people's lives. It showcases one of the few remaining places on our planet that civilisation has not yet destroyed. It introduces people who understand the importance of respecting other human beings, individuals who can still share their worries, solve their problems, and help each other. It demonstrates that there are still places where people can listen to each other, and love and respect for others are still highly valued.

In conclusion, this book is about beautiful people with golden hearts who are friendly and welcoming to themselves and all who visit them.

Get your hands on this must-have photo book today! It's available for purchase right here.

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