Michelle is originally from Zimbabwe, but has been living in Sydney, Australia for several years. I had the chance to make these portraits of her for People of the Globe back in September of 2012 and I'm very happy with the results.
We met in an area called The Rocks in the centre of Sydney to do these photographs. It was around 7:30pm when we started and already dark, so all photos were done with a flash to get some light.
Every time I photograph someone for this project I realise how little I know about other cultures and countries. I love travelling and have been to quite a few places, but I've never been to Africa. It's high on my list and hopefully I'll make it there sometime soon.
Zimbabwe is one of those places that I knew almost nothing about. Since we did this series I've read up a lot about it and, like every other place, it has a fascinating history and beautiful scenery. Just do a Google search for images of Zimbabwe and you'll be amazed.
That's one of the best parts of doing a photography project like People of the Globe. I get to know people from all over and learn about their culture and the history of their countries.