This Sunday afternoon in June must have been one of the most fascinating of my entire life. I had met Marlijn and her husband the night before and they told me about a documentary they were making about John, a Norwegian wrestler who for a long time had been dreaming of coming to Senegal to play in a wrestling match. Marlijn made his dream come true and was going to film the match the next day. I asked if I could come along and photograph.
Here's an impression of the afternoon. Added to the images you have to imagine an unprecedented noise of drums, cheering people and guys screaming through microphones. It was exciting, interesting and so much fun to see John being thrown into this Senegalese happening that is full of rituals, traditions, dancing and lots of entertainment. The match itself only takes about 4 minutes, but in the end it's all about getting there.
The finished documentary should be coming out soon, can't wait to see it!