The Bora are an indigenous tribe of the Peruvian, Colombian and Brazilian Amazon, located between the Putumayo and Napo rivers. The Bora speak a Witotan language and comprise approximately 2,000 people. In the last forty years, they have become a largely settled people living mostly in permanent forest settlements. In the animist Bora worldview, there is no distinction between the physical and spiritual worlds and spirits are present throughout the world. Bora families practice exogamy. The Bora have an elaborate knowledge of the plant life of the surrounding rainforest.
A portrait of Indonesia.
"...Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions." Pablo Picasso
I find portraying some one such a thrilling experience. The eyes are quite a window for what some call soul, I believe. When was the last time you really looked someone deep in their eyes? A male Dancer from Sumenep, Indonesia.
A beautiful girl in the very remote town of Sumenep, Indonesia.
Here is a portrait of Tony, the chief of the Banthula Aboriginal Community, in Elcho Island, Australia
Here is another portrait from a member of the Huli tribe, from the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea
There is a land like no other. Welcome to Papua New Guinea.
Another portrait from Madang, Papua New Guinea!
A portrait made in Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
Somewhere in the Russian White Sea.
"...What a welcome I received! The village chiefs, translated as Kepala Kampung, greeted me. The rhythmic gong of the traditional Gamelan signaled our arrival. In fact, the whole of the village members lined the main road guiding me to the central village community building. I shook hands with every villager, as a sign of respect as I was warmly welcomed into the village..." -Harry Christensen, during our visit to Tarakan Island, Indonesia
Welcome to Indonesia. An amazing place for textures, colors and culture in general. Its constant diversity of local culture, religion and traditions spreads out in the dense rain-forest, surrounded by life and reefs....
A little girl in Tana Toraja
A Torajan little girl by the local market
"Lo" is an island of the Torres group of islands, in northern Vanuatu. The 210 inhabitants of Lo live in two villages: Lungharegi and Rinuhe. They speak the Lo dialect of the Lo-Toga language. One of the most colorful people I've seen in the Pacific Islands. Outstanding!
Papua New Guinea
Welcome to Papa New Guinea!
During my visit to Tymlat, I was able to spent some time with this receptive and friendly people that live like kings in such a remote area in the Far East Russia.
Portrait taken in Petropavlosk, Russia.
Okhotsky boy, Russia
Guna, also known as Kuna or Cuna is the name of an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia. The Kuna are famous for their bright molas, a colorful textile art form made with the techniques of appliqué and reverse appliqué. Mola panels are used to make the blouses of the Kuna women's national dress, which is worn daily by many Kuna women. Mola means "clothing" in the Kuna language.
Guna, also known as Kuna or Cuna. Panama
Gun and Rose. Colombia.
Photograph wildlife is something that I always dreamed to do, and I can not wait to be back in the wild. But I must confess, I love to photograph people, and always will. And for me there is no better formula them when you mix both, wildlife and people. Here is an example!
People of the Amazon river
Île Royale, Île du Diable
At the penal colony of Cayenne, commonly known as Devil's Island.
Photography is the present forever in the past and a long time ago right now.