Papua New Guinea. The name itself conjures up images of exotic remote islands, head hunters and cannibals. In reality it can only be summed up in two words: Paradise Found. I am still rather wordless and floating high on our PNG experience so I shall be very brief today, just checking in to say hello to you all. I promise to pen some PNG tales in the upcoming weeks, presently I am browsing through my images and am one very happy photographer. I suspect around 30 fine art images and a lot of good stock images.
Papua New Guinea is completely untouched and pristine nature and people. Extraordinarily gorgeous tropical islands, corrals, reefs, jungles, clouds, volcanoes and the most crystal clear thirty degrees Celsius warm seawater. Most of all it is the most friendly unspoiled, warm and smiling people you will ever come across and the children will melt and steal your heart. I captured hundreds of portraits and village scenes and am thrilled I really got to practice this area of photography, something I wish to excel at. I present just one in-progress image today, a charming pikinini boy from one of our village visits:
…and even though we pale slightly in comparison, I end with the best looking Three Musketeers onboard the best looking and simply best ship, the True North. For your information I have an antenna sticking out of my head as I am always connected to the mothership. Here is True North Mark, my own self, and Christian Fletcher (and the Phase One when it was still dry!):
More Papua New Guinea tales to come. Paradise Found. Must find boat to return.