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Let me tell you first that i have a strong affective feeling for this shot that is not technically perfect because of blur due to poor light and a slow shutter speed.

This was taken in Kampung Ayer a stilt houses shanty in the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu. We had spent an afternoon with a friend shooting 5 or 6 rolls each in K-Ayer and as darkness was setting, we were getting back at the hotel when a lady we had already met earlier -but who we didn't manage to take a picture of- came to me and asked why i wouldn't take a photo of her and the cat she was carrying in her arms (with the hindsight, the cat sure sounds like an alibi to have her own portrait taken). I replied that I would love to and started shooting, but just beside her, her daughter seemed outraged by her mother's query and from the little bahasa I understand, she told her she was rude and impolite to ask that to people she didn't know.
This shot is taken at the very moment she tells her mother her point of view.

This scan is made out of a special lith print on Kentona paper, which gives contrast and pinkish salmon tones.

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