India Portraits 09 A mother and daughter from the Apatani tribal group pose together. I love how the daughters arms treasure her mother. I will make this my mother’s day post!
India Portraits 08
An older Apatani woman poses for her portrait in Arunachal Pradesh. An area off to the side of India, which many people are not aware of. She has the nose plugs and tattoos that were a traditional adornment but are now out of favour.
India Portraits 07
An Apatani priest reads the entrails of animals slaughtered during the the Myoko Festival, one of the main festivals of the Apatani community of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Added today to my INDIA (portraits) series.
India Portraits 06 One of another group of hindu monks from Majuli Island. Caught as he prepared for his role as one of the monkey gods (thats’ a tail behind him). Their performance was truly remarkable.
India Portraits 05 a generational group of Naga women
India - Portraits 04
This Naga/Konyak man bears the tattoos that recognise he has ‘taken a head’ in past intertribal conflicts. I like the way the hat seems to reference a military uniform (and the tattoos camouflage), placing him squarely in the context of other soldiers of other nations.
India - Portraits 03
India - Portraits 02 Tea Worker Assam
India - Portraits 01 Radha & Krishna
One of the joys of traveling in India is the ‘certainty of the unexpected’. These two Gods were part of a street parade (in honour of a school anniversary) that delightfully blocked the road one day.
Japan Landscape 5
Japan Lanscape 4
Japan Landscape 3
Japan Landscape 2
Japan Landscape 1 (another short series)