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Altar boys filling the incense burner during a procession. During the Easter week, processions with the image of Christ and the virgin Mary parade around Seville. Monaguillos priest, police and penitents march accompanying the images for hours.
Woman watching from her balcony how an image of Jesus Christ is paraded during an Easter procession. During the Easter week, processions with the image of Christ and the virgin Mary parade around Seville. Monaguillos priest, police and penitents march accompanying the images for hours.

Semana Santa en Sevilla

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  • Green auroras over the mountains in the winter skies of Iceland.Green auroras over the mountains in the winter skies of Iceland.

    Iceland

    Landscapes of Iceland taken during a road trip in winter 2017

  • For the Yom tribe, the circumcision ceremony is a very important  rite of passage from boys to men. One of the circumcised man shows his penis wrapped in a banana leave.For the Yom tribe, the circumcision ceremony is a very important  rite of passage from boys to men. One of the circumcised man shows his penis wrapped in a banana leave.

    Circumcision Ceremony

    The ceremony of circumcision is a rite of passage from boy to man that every Yom boy has to endure to become someone in Yom society.

  • Young Fulani men fight with sticks in front of a big crowd. Fulani men from this area have to endure a harsh initiation rite before being considered a man. Boys due to pass the test are paired with another boy from a different clan, when the time comes they take turns to whip each other three times with long sticks cut from tree branches and chosen for the occasion. The one who gives the hardest blows and clenches the least is considered the bravest of the two and wins the test. As part of the ceremony, the next day, young men from different clans who have already passed the test in previous years, fight with other clan's members while people coming from every village in the area watches excited to enjoy and determine which clan produces the bravest men.Young Fulani men fight with sticks in front of a big crowd. Fulani men from this area have to endure a harsh initiation rite before being considered a man. Boys due to pass the test are paired with another boy from a different clan, when the time comes they take turns to whip each other three times with long sticks cut from tree branches and chosen for the occasion. The one who gives the hardest blows and clenches the least is considered the bravest of the two and wins the test. As part of the ceremony, the next day, young men from different clans who have already passed the test in previous years, fight with other clan's members while people coming from every village in the area watches excited to enjoy and determine which clan produces the bravest men.

    Fulani initiation rite

    Initiation rite for Fulani boys to become a man.

  • People celebrating Holi festival 2014 inside a temple.People celebrating Holi festival 2014 inside a temple.

    Holi

    Holi festival is a party of colour that takes place with the arrival of the spring. People fights with colours and kids make the most of it.

  • Man dressed as a Makishi posing to the camera by the Zambezi river bank. The Makishi is a character that for the northwestern peoples of Zambia living at the banks of the Zambezi river represent a manifestation of the spirit of a dead ancestor returning to the world of the living. The Makishi are tightly related to the ceremony of Mukanda in which young boys become men, being the Makishi's role to lead the boys in that transit and teach them how the will have to behave in the future.

I met the man dressed as Makishi while he was working performing a dance in a touristic restaurant in Victoria Falls, since the Makishi and the Tonga people have a tight relationship with the Zambezi river, I wanted to portrait the Makishi close to its bank so one day we went together to take a few portraits of him nearby the river.Man dressed as a Makishi posing to the camera by the Zambezi river bank. The Makishi is a character that for the northwestern peoples of Zambia living at the banks of the Zambezi river represent a manifestation of the spirit of a dead ancestor returning to the world of the living. The Makishi are tightly related to the ceremony of Mukanda in which young boys become men, being the Makishi's role to lead the boys in that transit and teach them how the will have to behave in the future.

I met the man dressed as Makishi while he was working performing a dance in a touristic restaurant in Victoria Falls, since the Makishi and the Tonga people have a tight relationship with the Zambezi river, I wanted to portrait the Makishi close to its bank so one day we went together to take a few portraits of him nearby the river.

    Makishi

    The Makishi is a character that for the northwestern peoples of Zambia represent a manifestation of the spirit of a dead ancestor returning to the world of the living. The Makishi are tightly related to the ceremony of Mukanda in which young boys become men, being the Makishi's role to lead the boys in that transit and teach them how the will have to behave in the future.

  • Cqunta checks the ground after a bushfire burnt the place a few weeks before.Cqunta checks the ground after a bushfire burnt the place a few weeks before.

    Saved from the fire

    In August 2012 a party of five San men accompanied an Australian tourist on a cultural hike. That day the group was engulfed by a bush fire and the party of bushmen made a shield to protect the tourist with their own bodies.

  • Portrait of a man with turban and typical ring drinking tea at a small bar terrace.Portrait of a man with turban and typical ring drinking tea at a small bar terrace.

    Egypt

    Images of a trip to Egypt on June 2015

  • Mursi woman with a lip plate holding her child on a lookout of the Omo valley.Mursi woman with a lip plate holding her child on a lookout of the Omo valley.

    Omo Valley

    Tribes of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia

  • Himba woman ready to travel.Himba woman ready to travel.

    Himbas

    Everyday life of the Himba people.

  • Group of people from the San tribe playing a game with a fruit called "monkey orange" in a remote village from the Kalahari desert.Group of people from the San tribe playing a game with a fruit called "monkey orange" in a remote village from the Kalahari desert.

    Bushmen

    Portraits of San people from the Kalahari desert

  • Group of priests celebrating Orthodox Easter.Group of priests celebrating Orthodox Easter.

    Ethiopia

    This gallery shows life in rural Ethiopia. Places like Harar, Lalibela or Tigray.

  • Travel Portraits

    Portraits of people around the world.

  • Sunset over Sydney Bay, the Opera house and Harbour bridge, Australia.Sunset over Sydney Bay, the Opera house and Harbour bridge, Australia.

    World scenes

    Urban and natural landscapes.

  • Group of priests celebrating Orthodox Easter.Group of priests celebrating Orthodox Easter.

    Photography portfolio

    This is a compilation of some of my best work


 

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