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Of all the genres in photography, I like portraits most. Also when travelling. In fact, that's one of the reasons why I love travelling in the far east.

People seem pretty open and don't mind having their pictures taken. Contrary to what many people think, we always found it rather easy to interact with people in that part of the world.

A friendly smile and an open attitude is more important than speaking the language, though it helps of course if you can say a thing or two in one of the local languages.

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This picture is one my personal favourites from our recent trip. This elderly man is a devotee attending a festival in Tongren, a Tibetan town and area in western Qinghai.

I was squatting down near the entrance of a temple where a small (but noisy) festival was going on. The picture was shot, just as the man walked in.

We exchanged polite pleasantries afterwards. I liked his hat, he liked my beard. What a nice man!

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