Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Extraordinary







Out of Africa the creations of the Surma and Mursi tribes of East Africa's Omo Valley

51 comments:

Arv said...

isnt it nice to learn about different people and their culture. I'm really thankful for your visit and am glad to see your blog (and a blogger from near-London).

You can count on my support for your cause. Have a nice day mate, Cheers.

Chris H said...

Rather cute photos, but I am sure they do not 'dress up' like that on a day by day basis... except for the woman with the copper rings on her neck... People visit New Zealand and expect to see our Maori people in grass skirts! It is just not what they wear nowdays! WE all wear clothes, shoes, carry handbags, mobile phones, ha ha ha!

KAREN said...

Fasinating - in the first two photographs the people don't even look real!

bobbie said...

These pictures are remarkable, and rather beautiful. I find your posts fascinating.

Seen This Scene That said...

Diversity should be celebrated, rather than to be branded into a show. If more people could come to terms with others who are different from themselves, the world would be a better place.

Yes, everyone is different and we should be proud of our differences.

Be happy!

MOTHER OF MANY said...

That first photograph is amazing.

Mima said...

Great set of pics, just been to catch up on the flat stanleys as well, they seem to have been having a wonderful time!

laughingwolf said...

to think they need to survive this way in the 21st c.....

the mother of this lot said...

I wonder if it signifies anything, or is it just decoration?

Kelley said...

The black background of your blog is the perfect backdrop for these amazing shots.

Truly stunning.

Jayne said...

Compared to other cultures, we are quite boring, are we not? :c) Nice to meet you casdok. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jen said...

Beautiful pictures- I love seeing the different ways that people "decorate" themselves over the world. I think that we're almost stultified in the Western world as we have such a narrow standard of "beauty", and it's always incredible to see how other people express their culture and beauty standards.

J said...

Extraoridnary and beautiful. Most of the photos reveal a strong connection to nature--except for the one with the lady wearing the rings around her neck. I have read that the practice is quite damaging...

Phil Plasma said...

I don't get it - why all of this decoration? What purpose? Tribal ceremony is the only thing I can think of, but if they are like this all of the time it seems excessive.

Mel said...

Remarkable and amazing.

This from a woman who can't seem to get her eyeliner on straight...LOL

R.E.H. said...

I've always been fascinated by these tribes and their customs. It's always fun to see.

But, those neck rings I hear are dangerous...

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Funny isn't it how many people think these forms of body modification are beautiful (they are) because they are images of different cultures, but the photos of those who modify their bodies in the west were derided by so many here. BG x

Akelamalu said...

They truly are! Beautiful photographs. :)

Mrs. C said...

Next time I think someone else is wearing too much makeup I'll have to keep this in mind LOL!

Mrs. C said...

Oh, the "Lives They Left Behind" link is incredible. A lot of stuff on that.

Rosie said...

beautiful

Jenster said...

They're beautiful. The costumes and the people.

A Bishops Wife said...

These are beautiful.

teeni said...

How beautiful - both the natural materials they worked with and the results that they obtained!

Tom Foolery said...

Now that is what I call makeup, so colourful and vibrant TFX

Ron said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photo's Casdok.

And yes...they ARE extraordinary!!!

I find it simply amazing to witness other cultures idea of beauty. It's something we all can learn from and CELEBRATE!!

Wonderful share, dear lady!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

You always have some pretty amazing photos! I love your blog!

Billy said...

Great shots one and all!

ChainingMagic said...

It looks as though most of them are portraying Spirit in themselves. The girl with the rings around her neck reminds me of another African tribe where the women do the same thing.

Dave Coulter said...

Beautiful.

Patti said...

Fascinating photos, Casdok. I feel so unadorned!

Traceytreasure said...

And I thought I was decorated with 4 piercings in each ear! They are very colorful. Like masterpieces! It's alway so much fun to visit your blog! Thanks again for the wonderful eye candy!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

So colourful. Fine pictures.

Ellee Seymour said...

I feel distinctly under dressed, what wonderful pics.

andrea said...

People art!

CC said...

beautiful.

Vi said...

No THAT's creative easter bonnets!

CrazyCath said...

Wow - they are extraordinary. Extraordinarily artistic. Excellent photos.

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Grit said...

what stunning theatre ... and why do i find these pictures stunning and the body morphs disturbing? thank you for always being thought provoking!

Sandpiper said...

These are really fantastic!!! You find the most interesting things.

~Miss Nelson said...

Beautiful pictures. You always find the most fascinating photographs.

icey98 said...

you always post such great pics on here. i look forward to seeing them!

Tina

Mrs. Fox said...

Wow! Those are amazing photographs. You find the coolest stuff.

Sweet Irene said...

Those are beautiful photographs of beautifully decorated people. It makes me want to go out and do that myself. Well, except for those rings around my neck...

Mel's World said...

Those pictures are amazing and beautiful...

FXSmom said...

Their faces remind me of that saying from tv in the 70's...Whatcha "looking" at Willis...lol

monsoon-dreams said...

amazing!where do u get these unique snaps from?

Punkys Dilemma said...

Fascinating!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Wow . . .

lastcrazyhorn said...

Maybe just the aspie in the room . . . but at least two of those pics scared me.

WomensDaily said...

I love different cultures. Great photos.