Now that both my parents are gone, there was so much I wish I had told them but missed the opportunity. This book is about a person who had a profound effect on your life. I am currently working on a photo book that consist of portraits of people accompanied by a quote from someone who has influenced their life. (Only first names will be used in the book for privacy reasons. I will capture the beauty and essence of that person.)
When award-winning photographer and filmmaker Bob Demchuk traveled to Africa six years ago, his life was transformed. He began a journey of discovery that would take him to a place where the past and present intersect with astonishing clarity, a place of wonder he felt compelled to capture before tomorrow wipes it all away. That place is the tribal homeland of the Pokot of western Kenya. With direct narrative skill and richly textured photography, Demchuk chronicles the three months he spent living among the Pokot on the shores of Lake Baringo.
At turns whimsical and humorous, eye arresting and deeply moving. Demchuk’s tale in his book “Before Tomorrow Comes” is filled with marvels – battling hippos, unicorn-like giraffes, a rare silverback gorilla, crocodiles, and a lake region populated with 458 different species of birds. And the Pokot themselves, a complex family of native Africans wary of Western ways who are guardians of a culture from our collective past.