Wonderful set of portraits, Ian! They give life to your photographic essay. Marilyn
Her joy was spontaneous; her faith profound and her simple lifestyle humbled us all. And her appreciation of our visit was overwhelming. I will never forget that evening's encounter.
Marilyn, sometimes we are privileged to walk into a situation where one's presence opens the door to new relationships. Just as Mark 5 implies that prior to the next Sabbath, there had to be a new encounter between the Overseer of the synagogue and the woman whom his institution had excluded for 12 long years, so it was that day. It was a dignifying day!
Where all this leads, I know not, but the day was sufficient unto itself. Thank you for seeing into the photo essay.
Extraordinary and fantastic portrait Ian ! Congratulations! My best wishes, Tamás
Ian fantastic portrait! well done. Greetings
Hi Tom and Tamás,
It is great to hear from you both especially as you both really appreciate the portrait of this woman who has a remarkable spirit of joy.
She lives alone in her traditional kitchen, accompanied only by a kitten and a couple of small dogs. Her family has dispersed though a daughter lives close by. I was introduced to her by her granddaughter who loves her so dearly.
How beautiful - these portraits. They tell much about life and the trust those people have in you, Ian! Warm wishes, May
Thank you dear May. They are a wonderful people and is is such an honour to be meaningfully engaged with them.
Great set of portraits Ian I think her life has not been "easy living" but hopefully happy and meaningful for her and her family. Greetings from Iceland.
Fantastic Photo, what wonderful joy Ian fabulous to see people smile and laugh. well captured. Aubrey :)
Dear Sig and Aubery,
Greetings to you both and thanks for your appreciation of the portraits and especially your interest in the people. I have been away for a week or so, this time in Solomon Islands, and there met many more most special people.
Your contacts are always valued, here.
What a good woman! You have good soul, Ian. Greetings
Thank you for your sensitivity to people and your encouragement, Tanya.
They seem to be happy people watching their sincere smiles, wonderful portraits Ian, un saludo, Edmundo
They are quite remarkable women - each is held in high regard by the community and especially by their family. I felt honoured and humbled to be with them in their homes and lives. So thank you for reading this in their portraits, Edmundo.
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Photo taken in Lapandan, Makale, Tana Toraja Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
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