It’s friday again. And Friday is portrait day on our blog.
Every Friday each of us is going to upload one portrait to a given theme. On facebook you are now able to vote for the next weeks theme. You name what you wish to see – we go out and get it.
Here is last weeks theme: SUMMER
when it’s warm outside at four o’clock in the morning and you have cool beer.
This man with his stylish summer hat is Oune Tuang, 60. He holds up a granade near his property. He owns a cole producing business on near the former Ho Chi Minh Trail and claims that he cannot expand his production facilities because his property is on an old ammunition bunker from the former royal lao army. He says that nobody told him about it when he bought the land. It is rainy season in Laos right now so it doesn’t feel very much like summer. I took the portrait in may when temperatures rose up to 38°C and walking around in shadeless places wasn’t much fun really. The guy scared me shitless when he first picked up that bomb. Upon seeing my face he laughed and ensured me it wouldn’t blow off unless he’d drop it on it’s top. It didn’t make me feel too much better I must admit…
Taro is 8 years old and on summer holidays right now.
Marlouke Theeuwen at the studio in Amsterdam where she teaches nia. Nia comes from the USA and is a mixture of classical martial arts, yoga and dance.