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My Friend Björn

My Friend Björn

This is Björn. One of my very best friends and the main trigger for me to visit Malaysia. We first met somewhere in the beginning of this century, when he came working in the architect office I already was working in. Somehow we got connected; but our friendship really got a boost when we went out shooting together in august 2005. Crawling around in a dried-out mudhole; shooting cracked clay; weird trash and fish-corpses truly brings people together. (my best shot of that day: ‘Waiting for Water’) Shooting together became a serious thing; ending the day with debating the shots we took over some delicate beers. When greed made the financial world collapse, his friend Lindsey and he finally left the Netherlands for better opportunities in Kuala Lumpur… Best thing: they really like it out there. Especially the food. On the table my very first Malaysian dish. I could fill the plate with whatever I liked and then they ‘judged’ how much I had to pay… Very strange for a Dutchman. It was around €2,50; which is extremely cheap; and it tasted very good!

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Colourful Crawling

Colourful Crawling

(11 Shots) | I’m not a people-shooter; certainly not in those days. Just too shy; but being respectful sounds a lot better. It were the beautiful colours of the clothes that made me step out of my comfort-zone.

In Harmony with the Job

In Harmony with the Job

The Guys with the Balloons

The Guys with the Balloons

We stayed a couple of days in San Cristóbal de las Casas; the Capital of the state of Chiapas. Our travel-guide had a little friend in town; whose name I have forgotten. We had the opportunity to visit her home and her family. Then we saw a little more than the colourful clothes everyone was wearing.

The Girlfriend of our Travel-guide

The Girlfriend of our Travel-guide

The Garden

The Garden

Actually it reminded me of the chicken coop at the farm of my grandparents; including the henhouse, which in this case was the shed they lived in. Inside was a small fire burning; no chimney to let the blue smoke out. Then I understood why the kids in the streets, who were begging for a peso, often had red eyes. While we felt uncomfortable looking around at the poverty of these people, they were friendly offering us some of their handmade stuff to buy. Which we did of course.

Mother and little Sister

Mother and little Sister

Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Son and his Friend

Son and his Friend

Mom sharp

Mom sharp

Cracking Walls

Cracking Walls

To Show everything you've got.

To Show everything you’ve got.

When we left I took a shot of the sheds I had seen on our way there; they had turned into a row of ‘residences’.

Residential Area

Residential Area

Looking down on People prt1

Looking down on People prt1

As said yesterday, EYE is a wonderful building; here some interior shots with people.

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Looking down on People prt2

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Looking down on People prt3

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Looking down on People prt4

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Looking down on People prt5

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Looking down on People prt6

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Looking down on People pr7

DÍA DE LA LONGANIZA in Graus prt6

DÍA DE LA LONGANIZA in Graus prt6

More streetphoto’s; I never feel calm in a crowded street; but with the SONY A7’s tilting screen and a fresh FE 24-70 lens, I thought I had to try some shoot-from-the-hip streetphotography.

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DÍA DE LA LONGANIZA in Graus prt7

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DÍA DE LA LONGANIZA in Graus prt8

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DÍA DE LA LONGANIZA in Graus prt9

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DÍA DE LA LONGANIZA in Graus prt10

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DÍA DE LA LONGANIZA in Graus prt11

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DÍA DE LA LONGANIZA in Graus prt12

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