This young lad is growing up in the grasslands around Lake Song Kul. It is a herder's lifestyle where his father tends horses and cattle on the summer pastures.
This photograph was taken three days before Kyrgyzstan celebrated their tenth anniversary of independence. This boy is part of the new generation who never knew Soviet occupation.
The boy's family lives in a traditional yurt "tent". To see their home please take a look at one of my favourite pictures: Two Yurts.
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softflower (0) 2005-03-09 13:18
Joli portrait Jonathan, de belles couleurs avec une bonne luminosité.
Burnham (2428) 2005-03-09 13:26
I like this one very much. The thing is that both the background and the boy could make good pictures on thier own, but together they are beautiful!
alainh (35583) 2005-03-09 13:37
splendi light for making a very nice portrait.
lcask (591) 2005-03-09 13:45
Very nice portrait!!!
elena (1054) 2005-03-09 13:46
I prefer this photo of the boy, everything is just perfect: first his proud, expecting expression, his nice features, the wonderful warm light, the beautiful landcape, his huge winter jacket, and clothes,
trip (860) 2005-03-09 13:52
Wonderful portrait that goes well with the title. I like the details of his clothing, and the light and shadows. The background serves as a wonderful symbol of the boy's background described in your note.
henneberke (0) 2005-03-09 13:56
Hummm! Great picture! He looks pretty mature and confident in that large jacket. Nice colors, everything is just perfect for me. :)
Zanni (6108) 2005-03-09 14:14
Hi Jonathan: this picture gives me a sensation of great energy: the young boy with his serene expression seems to dominate the wild and cold landscape in background. The power of a new generation growning free
puister (570) 2005-03-09 14:14
This is a beautifull portrait. The boy has a friendly and positive look in the eyes. The soft light on his face is beautifull to. Very well done.
Luan (12971) 2005-03-09 15:14
Excellent portrait with beautiful landscape in background. This young boy seems to be very proud and has a nice face expression, lot of hope in his glance !
avigur_11 (22087) 2005-03-09 16:53
Amazing portrait, Jonathan. The eyes are hypnotizing. They get a wonderful light and they give back a magic glow. It all stands in contrast with the pale background and the dark clothing. Great shot, beautiful picture.
robiuk (10807) 2005-03-09 20:02
A very successful shot, Jonathan, in which you took most out of a soft warm sunlight.
The portrait is full of life and this lad's face glows with pride!
I just love shadows on his face and coat as well as the overal light,
sengir (4956) 2005-04-14 19:24
great shot, I like such "enviromental portraits". In this shot I particularly like this oversized coat that this small boy is wearing, and of course beautiful surrounding flooded with golden light
olopez (4959) 2005-04-25 10:33
Excellent portrait Jonathan,
Beautiful lighting and landscape,
very good warm tones,
I like the the gaze, and the huge coat.
Bravo (28) 2005-04-25 10:36
Very nice shot, beautiful warm colors and priceless expression showing confident expectation. I love it!!
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2005-05-26 14:53
Fantastic picture! I love the scenery and composition. Nice shot.
taypejka (1645) 2008-02-01 7:23
Beautiful portrait. His face is so joyful and eyes so vivid and full of hope like he was looking at an angel. I love his face expression. Very suitable background for such a portrait. What were your impressions about people in Kyrgyzstan and in general?
kunitsa (195) 2009-08-05 13:22
Amazing portrate of the boy - it seems you've really got a good rapport with him. I like his open look, confident posture, really good presentation of the dress, the landscape that is home for him and the light that adds drama. Even though my POV on the "Soviet occupation" is totally different;)
- Copyright: Jonathan Wilson (jbweasle) (9393)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-08-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Minolta Riva ZOOM 125EX
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kyrgyzstan Miffy O places to go [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-09 13:12
- Favorites: 3 [view]