beauty in the eyes of the beholder.......

Posted by sawsengee (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 12 May 2016 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Portrait of the "giraffe" long neck woman of the Karen hilltribes of Northern Thailand. The brass rings were added when they were young & remain there as without them, they could die of neck breakage because of lack of physical support.
The reasons for their local culture were numerous among them were physical beauty & the prevention of tiger bites on the neck when the women are out collecting firewood in the forest.

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Oi

12 May 2016 3:32pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice profile
with beautiful colors, lights & details!
Amazing !!!

12 May 2016 5:08pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Not sure if I agree with the practice but it is a great image.

12 May 2016 5:13pm

Ank from Zwolle, Netherlands

Great portrait, beautiful colours!

13 May 2016 7:06pm

Hisham Bulan from Besut, Malaysia

awesome

17 May 2016 6:56am

 

Sony NEX-6
1/40 second
F/5.6
ISO 400
75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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