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4 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Papua New Guinea 46
Children Carrying Water - Trobriand Is

Helping out around the house, carrying water is left to the kids on the Trobriand Islands, east of the PNG’s main island.

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4 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, fp, Papua New Guinea 0
Konmal Tribesman

You have a little something on your lip. This guy has tied a couple of boar tusks under his nose to look fierce although his friendly grin is helping in that regard. Proud to be photographed and representing the Konmal Tribe, he was in Mt Hagen for the annual Highland Show.

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4 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, fp, Papua New Guinea 1
Tari Wigman

Don’t touch the do! Seriously. These guys spend years growing their hair to weave magical wigs that will last them a lifetime. No sex, some serious taboos, a strict diet and a whole lot of grooming go into growing a perfect head of hair. And what goes nicely with a beautiful hair style? Feathers and [...]

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4 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Mongolia 2
On the Road in Mongolia

Researching the Guide to Mongolia for Lonely Planet is a dream job. This is a typical day at the office when I’m researching. Driving through some spectacular scenery that few ever get to visit. The car is not mine – it belongs to the local guide I hired to show me around. His name is [...]

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4 years, 4 months ago Posted in: fp, Mongolia 0
The Family Car - Mongolia style

Adding a splash of colour to this featureless stretch of the Gobi Desert and proving the point that sidecarts are cool, no matter where you are, this family heads home after a day in town. I particularly like the way they have stacked the kids in order of size. Everyone gets a view and a [...]

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4 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Papua New Guinea 0
Chimbu Mudmen

The tribesmen of Chimbu are famous – well at least in Papua New Guinea – for their ‘mudmen’ look. When every other tribe are going hard out in feathers and leaves, these guys have opted for a more earthy (literally) approach. The unfired masks and their mud-smeared bodies are all that they need to make [...]

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6 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Ethiopia 0
Whipped Hamer woman in Tumi

The scars on this woman are wore with pride. She was whipped with a slender stick when her son or another close younger male became a man in the Jumping of the Bulls ceremony. The young guy runs across the backs of a row of cattle (not all of them are bulls) to prove his [...]

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6 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Landscape, Laos 0
Village in Nam Ha NPA, Laos

Debbie and I stayed in this village after a trek in the Nam Ha NPA. The villages in the area take turns on hosting trekkers as a way of suplementing their income although I had the feeling that not everyone in the village was into this. At times I felt a bit like an unwanted [...]

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6 years, 6 months ago Posted in: fp, Landscape, Laos 0
Vang Vieng bridge, Laos

Vang Vieng is a great place to photograph because of the limestone karsts that pepper the countryside. Most backpackers who visit this part of laos are here for the tubing on the Nam Song. The accepted practice is to hire a tube, get driven a few kilometers out of town and float down the river [...]

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6 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, fp, Portrait 0
Ethiopian boy

I snapped this little guy who was hanging around waiting for the empty water bottle (which he duly got). He was real shy and didn’t say anything – not that I can speak Amharic anyway. When I zoom in on the picture I can see myself taking this photo reflected in his eyes.

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6 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Ethiopia, fp, Portrait 2
Evening chat in Jijiga

Jijiga is a little town near the border of Somaliland and the cross border trade is what keeps this place alive. There’s not much to do here – it’s hot, dusty and full of camels. I got to drink camel’s milk which was quite nice. apparently it is a lot like human milk. There is [...]

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6 years, 7 months ago Posted in: fp, Laos, Portrait 0
Man weaving, Nam Ha NPA, Laos

This photo was taking at the end of a two day trek in Nam Ha NPA. It is incredible how much forest is still being burnt for agriculture purposes. Villages, like this one, are right inside the national park and people often use slash and burn farming techniques. But it is not like you can [...]

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6 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, fp, Portrait 0
Hamer girl, Tumi, Ethiopia

I visited this Hamer village near Tumi in the Omo Valley (southern Ethiopia) right on sunset – which meant, not only was the light great, but everyone was returning back to the village so there was a lot going on. Cattle being corralled, fires being lit – that kind of thing. As you have probably [...]

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6 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Best of - wildlife, fp, New Zealand, Wildlife 0
Seals at Ohau Stream, Kaikoura, NZ

This is quite a cool spot, just outside of kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island. These seal pups head up the stream to play under a waterfall. They are completely friendly and the day that we went, there was about 50 seal pups frolicking in the pond under the waterfall. I talk about this place [...]

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6 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, Vietnam 0
Storm over Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay is a bit of a tourist Mecca. It seems that every tourist is South East Asia, sooner or later finds themselves on a boat cruise of the 3000 or so limestone islands that make it such a draw.  The boats are called junks and while some certainly are, most are rather nice. Halong [...]

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