Young burmese buddhist novice monk standing in the middle of a candle lit tomb. Real People Portrait. Old Bagan, Myanmar, South East Asia.
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Two happy young Burmese buddhist novice monks in their typical clothing having fun together walking along monastery archway with bright smiles. Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar.
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Little Kanak Girl at natural beach of Maré Island, Loyality Islands, New Caledonia. Black and White Portrait. The Kanak people are the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of New Caledonia an overseas collectivity of France in the southwest Pacific. The word ‘Kanak’ is derived from kanaka maoli, a hawaiian word which was applied indiscriminately by European explorers and missionaries in Oceania to any non-European Pacific islander. The population of Maré Island (Île Maré), a small 42 km long and 16 to 33 km wide island, is about 6900 people, of mainly Melanesian heritage, less than 2% of the population is of European ancestry. Maré Island is a small raised coral atoll, a former atoll that has been lifted about 120 meters.
Portrait of a young chinese school boy, wearing the traditional Dong People Clothing. The cute boy is posing with peace sign, keeping serious eye contact. Huang Gang, small Dong Village in Guizhou, China.
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Happy young girl relaxing on summer meadow with a cute smile.
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After Labour Day (1st may in europe) my photoblog update shows no beauty, no models, no majestic landscapes – just life 100% pure and uncut.
Six months ago I made a trip to Istanbul for the Istanbul Editorial Getty & iStockalypse Workshop (November 2009). During those days I visited the Gypsies of Sulukule. In November many Gypsies still lived in their meanwhile destroyed homes. Here are some portraits of children, workers and families in the demolished sulukule area of istanbul. For some background informations about the Gypsies of Sulukule – here is an article from “The Huffington Post“ Newspaper.
“ISTANBUL — They lived for almost 1,000 years around the remains of Istanbul’s Byzantine walls. But when they were forced to leave, the gypsies of Sulukule only found out about their eviction from the journalists flocking to their shantytowns to cover the story. “We heard from the media that the neighborhood would be destroyed to make way for luxury residential developments,” Mehmet Asim Hallaq, 55, a spokesman for the ongoing campaign opposing the removal. “This is a kind of aesthetic assimilation they’re trying to impose on us.”
It is all part of what locals call the “Dubaification of Istanbul.” Kemal Ataturk’s secular Turkish republic has strived to put water between its Ottoman Empire precursor and the European vision it harbors of itself. With Turkey’s beaches beating Spain to second place as the holiday choice of Britons for the first time last summer, a real estate boom has swept across the country.
Istanbul’s gypsies say they have inhabited Sulukule ever since the 11th century, when their Roma ancestors arrived in Constantinople, the capital of Byzantium. Their presence is recorded in sources that describe how they lived in black tents, practicing fortune telling, playing music and dancing at the city’s feasts. When Istanbul fell to the Ottoman conquerors in 1453, it was the Sulukule Gate that was first breached, while many of the Ottoman cannons and other artillery were forged by the contingents of Roma metal workers and smiths that were part of the Ottoman army. Istanbul is in the throes of massive redevelopment, as Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, a former mayor of the city, seeks to transform it into a regional tourist and financial hub. Massive commercial projects are springing up along Istanbul’s coastline, with luxury residential apartments, a cruise docking area and an “Ottoman-style market” being constructed in one port area. In the financial district of Levent, United Arab Emirates construction companies are throwing up skyscrapers such as a controversial project called “Dubai Towers — Istanbul.”
Solukule’s moneyless gypsies are the big losers.
Some Portraits I took from the people living in Sulukule.
Istanbul 2010 – The European Capital of Culture 2010.
Had no time to shoot new images in december 2009 yet. Just not enough time to ‘take my camera out’, so i`m using the little remaining time in between appointments to go through images from summer and autumn this year to process, finish and upload them to iStockphoto. My time schedule will be better soon – starting from early january 2010 – as I’ll gain more time to take photos after the new home is finished and I moved into it in early january 2010. Can`t wait to finally (partly) close this years-long task. Meanwhile here are some new images uploaded in early december.
Pumpjack Oil Pump Canada
Grand Central Station New York City Travellers
Victorious Poker Team
Ortakoy Mosque in Istanbul
New York City – The Big Apple Collection
People: Screaming, Yelling & Shouting
Squares – Square Format Photo Collection
Attractive Couples, Women and Men, Group and Teams.
My very first royality managed image has of course to be one shot of my son Finn! He`s in my portfolio from the very beginning, when I started to contribute to iStockphoto back in September 2005. Now after 4 years my first Royality Managed photo simply has to be him as my model. If you like to see the last years, check this lightbox: Child collection – Life of a Boy.
So here it is: My first image in ‘The Image Bank” Getty Images RM Collection. Way to go…. Yipppppieeee!
Some more images I recently added to my iStockphoto Portfolio: