Portraits: Africa's fading monarchs – Weidinger was initially inspired by the late 19th and early 20th century photographs taken of African tribal leaders and kings. However, Weidinger decided to leave the composition to chance.
Fo Sikam Happi V. de Bana, Bamileke, Cameroon
Portraits: Africa's fading monarchs – "I never arrange ... never! I just ask them what they want to do and then I photograph them the way they want to be shown," says Weidinger.
Fon Ndofoa Zofoa III of Babungo, Cameroon
Portraits: Africa's fading monarchs – "If they like to be shown with ministers, they're there in the image. If they like to be shown with their wives, they are there. I don't move them around. This is the reason why every image is more or less different in terms of style, because it's their style."
Alhadji Abba Mahamat Moussa, Cameroon