It is not everyday that you get to explore remote places, most of the time, you are just frightened of the thought of traversing the unknown, not learning what’s on the other side, but for photographer Jimmy Nelson, exploration of the unknown is part of his daily living for almost three years.
As a matter of fact for his latest book entitled “Before They Pass Away”, Nelson have ventured off the beaten track to capture the images of these last surviving tribes on Earth.
This historic volume showcases tribal cultures around the world. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era. Jimmy Nelson not only presents us with stunning images of customs and artifacts, but also offers insightful portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they–and we–hope will be passed on to future generations in all its glory. Nelson’s large-plate field camera captures every intricate detail and fine nuance for posterity. What’s more, this splendid pageantry is set against a vivid backdrop of some of the world’s most pristine landscapes. (www.amazon.com)
“Individually the people are all very sweet, but as their culture is being threatened they’re forced to stand up for themselves,” says Nelson. Click through the slideshow for preview of Nelson’s ‘Before They Pass Away’ which is available for purchase online now.
Check out some of our favorite photos below.