Lapun Man bilong Oro Province Sing Sing by bobfoto

Lapun Man bilong Oro Province Sing Sing

This lovely old guy had a head of white hair just like that on his chin, so I stopped to take his photo, and quick as a flash, as soon as he saw the camera, he had his headdress on his head.

Only then was he ready for a photo.

Photo taken last week at Constitutional Park, Port Moresby.
Your series of portraits is exceptional, the lighting and exposure is always so good. Love this chap's face, full of interest.
July 12th, 2014  
I've noticed their eyes are not always clear with good whites. Is this the sun or the imbibing? Amazing headdresses, they have!
July 12th, 2014  
@maggiemae - Cataracts are common here. Mainly due to the sun, but poor diet contributes. Especially in the men, but many ladies also suffer. :(

@judithdeacon - Thanks Judith, having the subject either in full sun or like here in full shade has helped. The shots I have taken with partial shade and sun have proven to be the trickier ones....
July 13th, 2014  
well, if you've got a super-duper headdress and someone's going to take a photo, why not put it on and show it off? those necklaces are quite interesting, aren't they? great shot, jason.
July 13th, 2014  
Quite a good looking older man, but so are most of the people from Oro Province as I noticed when we visited there. Great portrait shot as usual.
July 13th, 2014  
Absolutely wonderful
July 13th, 2014  
@summerfield - no plastic in those necklaces!

@nataliemac - I think the relaxed lifestyle of the Oro Province helps the people there grow older with grace.

@mzzhope - Thanks Hope :)
July 13th, 2014  
Beautiful capture.. luv the headdress.
July 13th, 2014  
@leestevo - it was so full of feathers.
July 13th, 2014  
Great shot
July 13th, 2014  
@chris17 - Thanks Christine :)
July 13th, 2014  
What a fantastic portrait, that head dress is really quite amazing no wonder he put it on for you. Fav.
July 14th, 2014  
@paulaw - Thanks for the fave Paula. I was impressed in how quickly he got the headdress on!
July 15th, 2014  
What a kind face! :)
July 18th, 2014  
@agentzuckerguss - I agree.
July 19th, 2014  
Those shells are amazing
November 15th, 2014  
@kjarn - the Oro people know how to wear their bilas.
November 15th, 2014  
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