This woman belongs to the Sea Bajau (sea nomads) ethnic minority that live in the area between Borneo and the Philippines. Sea Bajau are stateless people and move around the islands making temporary settlements and building rickety houses.
Sea Bajau women and girls often wear this special make-up, made from ground rice. It protects their skin from sun and wind, but can also have some religious or social significance.
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bisok (948) 2008-10-28 16:59
Michale, ależ ci wychodzą te zdjęcia !!! Na kolana padam. M
buscape (6219) 2008-10-28 17:11
beautiful portrait of this Sea Bajau woman.
I like her very special and natural make-up and the friendly smile in her face. Very good colors and management of light.
Great sharpness too. Well seen and done.
Thanks for sharing,
trekks (14348) 2008-10-29 0:17
I like this portrait and up close view. Even though shot in shade, the light condition and exposure is good. The fase mask has been a unique way of the girls here and your shot is a good indication of the practice.
I always am attracted to the islanders here because they are very naive and natural, unlike some illegals who would be up to some mischieve and behavior in cities.
I am glad that your trip has a good harvest on your memory card.
keda (1253) 2008-10-29 0:20
bardzo ciekawe zdjecia pokazujace przepiekna odmienna kulture.
patdeph (35748) 2008-10-29 9:12
this is a niceportrait!What a beautiful smile she has!her teeth are still very white,I don't know if you remember,but when this people are older,their teeth are not very beautiful!I like that the face is framed by the leaves of the roof,it's very beautiful!In spite she is inside,you have got a beautiful light !Very well done,I like very much!
fritzi007 (10411) 2008-12-12 11:39
Eine sehr interessante Aufnahme, leider hast du ihr Gesicht ein bisschen mit dem Bast verstellt, aber trotzdem wirklich interessant und exotisch!
- Copyright: Michal Strzelbicki (mikele_pl) (2400)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: OLYMPUS E-510, ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-60mm f/2.8-4
- Exposure: f/4, 1/480 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-28 16:54