Photographer's Note

It was one of this many surprising turns a journey can take. I had my airplane ticket from Shiraz, Iran to Peshawar, Pakistan but due to some freak coincident I arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka... Anyway, without describing further details, I wasn't unhappy with this situation. And it turned out to be a quite interesting time I spent there. I've found myself after a couple of days in the middle of a organized crime gang in the outskirts of Colombo. And they were such fine bunch of lads that I stayed a couple weeks with them.

Well, back to the picture: You're seeing the eyes of Suranga, an average foot soldier of the self named "Tamil Mafia". He is one of the loveliest guys I've met, and til to this day I have no idea how he ended up as a criminal. But of course there's much more to this, he's got a wife and a 2 year old daughter living just 50 km away from him. Due to his work he wasn't able to see them for nearly a year when I met him.

I took the picture through a window which was barred with wood. I particularly love this photo because you're able to read his story from his eyes! I hope you can see it too.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Stefan Kieser (skalian) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 15] (118)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2008-12-27
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-09-01 8:02
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