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Madina the girl from Uganda

Madina

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When I saw Madina during a professional photo-shoot in Dubai, UAE, I just could not resist talking to her and ask her if I could take pictures of this very good looking girl. The contrast of her teeth and her beautiful skin color and her smile just fascinated me.
While I was talking to her I could feel that she wanted to come but on the other hand she was scared of a stranger offering her a photo shoot. I gave her my business card and told her that she can call me whenever she wants.
2 days later she called me and asked me if she could come, but made sure to ask me if she could bring a friend. Sure, I said and was happy that she had accepted. Her friend was her boss that was happy to see that I wasn’t going to ask her to take pictures in any way that she wouldn’t want to.
It turned out to be a great photo shoot in my studio in Dubai.

Inle lake – Burma

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Inle Lake in Myanmar. Many temples around the Inle Lake. There is a small temple with hundreds of  Buddha statues in alcove’s all over the square halls.

The Kayan Lahwi tribe ladies wear the brass neck rings. Girls start wearing the neck ring when they are 5 years old. Apparently the women where them to avoid becoming slaves because they become less attractive. Another theory is that the coils give the women resemblance to a dragon, which in the Kayan cultural folclore is an important figure.

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Al Dhafra Camel beauty contest

 

Al Dhafra is a small town west of Abu Dhabi. The Camel Beauty Contest (Mazayna) is one of the authentic traditions in the region and it reflects the feelings of pride and prestige. The Festival, which began on December 22 and lasts for two weeks, is now on its seventh year and also features horse and dog races, a falconry competition, auctions, markets and other activities showcasing the UAE’s culture and folklore. The judges are looking for big heads, wide necks, firm ears, broad cheeks and big, big whiskers. The colour and posture of the camel are also important.

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