One of the nicest things about taking portraits is establishing a rapport with the subject (even if it is only based upon them selling you something). Here, Mariamo Diallo, sells fabrics on the Popenguine beach and agreed to a photo session after selling some tie-dyed cloth to us.
I spent my holiday on the coast of Senegal at a place called, Popenguine. Here, the Atlantic Ocean crashes into the sleepy hillside villas, while small time merchants on the beach ply their souvenir trade with the tourists. Abdou, a Mauritanian, sold us some silver bracelets and in return I got this rather jaunty portrait.