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extra.push

extra.push

it was a long day assisting Josia in these depressed areas, but i am sure my feat will not even come close to what these kids do. i am sure it’s a long tiring day for them too. collecting scrap woods to burn to make charcoal which they sell for a low price. this is how they make both ends meet. extra push.

this was 6 months ago.

today, i will present- this photo included- to a panel looking for a photographer for a coffee table book. it’s a long shot. but, i’m taking it. it’s my first time to show off my works.
hoping for the best.

Ayan

cultural.pains

pain

 

Whang-Od is dubbed as the Last Mambabatok. Hand Tap tattoo artist.  She uses soot as ink and citrus thorn as needle. This practice has been done since the olden times. It was a scared tradition save for their tribal heroes. A mark for bravery.
This is one of the photos i took while waiting in line to be inked by the legendary Whang-Od.

Yes. It is painful. =)
*Aug 2014, Tinglayan, Kalinga