Sunday, July 22, 2007

Faces at the Market


I saw these women at the Kokopo Market and thought their faces were stunning. The first lady has such beautiful facial structure and is very tall and regal looking. The second lady has the most open engaging, happy face and she just made me smile so.

In Papua New Guinea, the people from each province have quite marked facial characteristics and build. People can often tell where someone is from, by their facial structure and build. I think the first lady is from the Highlands of mainland PNG, but I really can't tell with the second lady - maybe my PNG visitors could help out there.

12 comments:

Sonia said...

Great portrait! Very expressive!

Kate said...

I love both portraits. Very nice and good commentary to introduce us to your feelings about the subjects. PS. I mistakenly posted "Bouquets"--getting ahead of myself!!

CaBaCuRl said...

Really enjoying your photos of every day life.

Rich said...

Very impressive portrait photographs here Jules. Thanks.

Neva said...

A very nice "description" of the people at the market....lovely.

Denton said...

Thank you to these wonderful people for sharing their warmth with the world ... We also have an open air market however it is only once a week and represent a small fraction of the produce sold in grocery stores ... We also have a few interesting faces I should try to photograph.

Lilly said...

Great, great portraits. And i have to say, the hat the second woman is wearing made me smile. Great post!

M.Benaut said...

Yes.... it nearly looks edible, - great market and wonderful fresh produce with all the tropical fresh fruit and veg's.
You guys must be sooooo healthy !

p said...

Yes Jules, i think so too. The first lady has features from the Highlands. I think most probably from the Enga province.

As for the secound lady, I think she is from Rabaul, but i really can't tell with her stylish cap on.

Dorish

travelphilippines said...

great hehe love the 2nd woman.

Marie said...

I would be unable to tell....

I like your paying homage to simple people like them. That is great.

(I hope I am not impolite when I use the adjective "simple". Maybe I should have used "regular"????).

Jules said...

Hi All
Thanks for all your comments. Yes the hat is wonderful isn't it? They are quite popular here and come in many colours.
Thanks Dorish for your insight.