Best of – portraits
4 years, 6 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, 6 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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6 years, 8 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, 9 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, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, fp, Portrait, Vietnam 0
Hanoi Market Sellers

One of the many shots that Debbie and I took while wandering around the back streets of Hanoi. I love the crumbling old wall they are leaning against.

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, fp, Portrait, Vietnam 1
Tam-Coc Vietnam

The limestone outcrops around Tam-Coc (in Vietnam) are threaded by this deep green river and for a few dollars the locals will take you up the river in their boats. The weird thing is that they row the boats with their feet and they make it look easy, but it ain’t  – I tried. Not [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Portrait, Thailand 1
Lock-neck woman, Thailand

I meet this lady on the Thai/Burma border. She and others from her tribe (Padung Hill Tribe) were living in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. They stretch their necks by wearing heavy brass coils. As they age they wear more and more coils which force down their collar bones. For the Padung people it [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, fp, Laos, Portrait 2
Giving alms in Lauang Prabang, Laos

A great photo opportunity in Laos is the daily ritual of Buddhist monks collecting alms just after sunrise. The monks rely on the food given to them each morning by the good folk of Lauang Prabang who are in turn blessed for the generosity.  Because this is a religious practice be respectful and keep your [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Cambodia, fp, Portrait 0
Fishermen at Tonle Sap Village, Cambodia

This friendly guy lives in Tonle Sap – the village that gets flooded every year during the rains.  I actually have quite a few great shots of that day so if you like this one, you’ll see plenty more in the Cambodia Gallery. Shutter speed: 1/20 Aperture: 5.6 ISO: 400

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Action/Sports, Best of - portraits, Cambodia, fp, Portrait 0
Monks on a motorbike, Cambodia

In Cambodia, like lots of places in South East Asia, the locals have a very flexible view of road safety. Helmets? Who needs ‘em? The basic idea is to pile as many as you can on to the motorbike (children can be stacked) whilst still maintaining balance and with a total disregard for any other [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Cambodia, fp, Portrait 0
Cambodian Girl

Debbie and I meet this young girl in Tonle Sap Cambodia. Tonle Sap is near Ankor Wat but few travellers ever visit. The whole community is cut off when the lake floods for much of the year. The houses are built on stilts and everyone gets around by boat. The kids, as always in Cambodia, were [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, Portrait 1
Hamer Girl, Ethiopia

This young Hamer girl is from Southern Ethiopia. I meet her at a market near a small dusty place called Tumi while researching the Ethiopian guidebook for Lonely Planet. The Hamer are one of the more friendly tribes  in the South but even still communication was pretty one way. The red mud in her hair [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, Portrait 0
Mursi Lip Stretcher, Ethiopia

This photo pretty much speaks for itself. While researching the Lonely Planet guide for Ethiopia I went to Omo Valley and met their most famous tribe – the Mursi. While it may appear as freaky as hell to us, it is apparently a thing of beauty to the local men folk. Unfortunately the whole thing [...]

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6 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Ethiopia, fp, Portrait 1
Omo Valley boy

This kid lives in Omo valley, Southern Ethiopia and had the most intense gaze I’ve ever encountered. I had to crop the photo a bit strange close to accomodate my website but I really wanted to zoom in on him for full impact. The deal is that you have to pay everytime you take a [...]

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