Meris of Pomyea by bobfoto

Meris of Pomyea

High up in the Chimbu Mountains behind Madang there lives the mountain people of Papua New Guinea. The Highlands are a cold but warm place with no snow but mountains stretching over 4,000m ASL. Brutal, but gorgeous.

Photo taken at Pomyea, 13 November 2008.
great portrait of father and son ;) like houses made of bamboo.
March 11th, 2014  
The little boy's expression is so serious... Great shot of the two of them.
March 11th, 2014  
I absolutely love this shot, love the tones and the colours and just everything...therefore a fav.
March 11th, 2014  
Beautiful tones in this shot.
March 11th, 2014  
Perfect light and tones my friend! :)
March 11th, 2014  
Good portraits.
March 11th, 2014  
Great portrait of the two of them. I lie the light and shadows thet enhance the primitive look to the image!
March 11th, 2014  
@snowflakes86 @fauxtography365 - Thanks Her and Ms T, but sorry to disappoint, it is really Mum and Daughter. The Highlands women are naturally strong and will often shave their heads. It does make for a strong look.

@leananiemand - Thank you Leana. :)

@cdonohoue @agentzuckerguss @chris17 - Thanks ladies!
March 11th, 2014  
@grammyn - little bit of late afternoon sun coming through the door and a nearby fireplace.
March 11th, 2014  
Jim
Love the eyes and the pose in the confined space of this portrait. Fav
March 11th, 2014  
Totally awesome light here. Love the depth in the tones. fav
March 11th, 2014  
This face has an aboriginal look but some of the others don't at all!
March 11th, 2014  
It looks like a hard life with primitive surroundings. A very strong portrai indeed.
March 11th, 2014  
lovely portraits
March 11th, 2014  
Her face says life is not always easy, but she is content. Beautiful.
March 12th, 2014  
@jcarrollphoto @swilde @rvwalker @olivetreeann - It was a great place to rest for the night. I had walked for some 6 hours and at altitude, so it was lovely and inviting to have two fires on the floor and a raised bamboo bed for resting on. We ate sweet potato and rice for hours into the night as the rain fell on the thatched roof above. The kids were all sitting close to the flames and telling each other stories and then stopping to stare at me for a while, only stopping their gazes to tell each other another story and laugh.

@maggiemae - There are some similarities and it is very interesting to introduce a PNGean to an Aboriginal from Australia. I have had the pleasure of introducing a few indigenous Australians to my co-workers here and often my co-workers will brag to each other afterwards about how they met their first Aboriginal. They have also equally been amazed when I have introduced some of my African friends. Other cultures amaze them and I can recall the first time my Australian friend who has Asian heritage chatted to one of my co-workers and later my co-worker said "Why does she sound Australian yet she look Chinese?"

@shannejw - Thanks Shanne :)
March 12th, 2014  
Such a serious little boy.
March 28th, 2014  
@kjarn - girl.
March 28th, 2014  
Woops!
March 28th, 2014  
@kjarn - she's wearing a skirt...
March 28th, 2014  
I thought it was a long tshirt
March 28th, 2014  
@kjarn - good effort.
March 28th, 2014  
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