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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Thu May 18, 2017 2:13 pm

My last HS Senior of the season, Starlena brought her regalia along, here she is with her great grandmothers basket.

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Post by Didereaux » Thu May 18, 2017 3:15 pm

Most unique 'Senior' shot I think I have ever seen! Like it a bunch. Say, just a thought, but is it possible you could get her and the outfit back and do a companion shot of you previously posted 'Native American "Makah"'
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Post by Duck » Thu May 18, 2017 3:20 pm

The true beauty of this image is the juxtaposition of traditional native American regalia against a nose piercing our modern youth have adopted from Asia. Back in the day it was mainly as a show of rebellion by the young, now it's more culturally accepted as a legitimate form of adornment.
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Post by pop511 » Thu May 18, 2017 3:30 pm

Fascinating;
When I first read this post I thought Makah was her name. I have never heard of this tribe.
Thx for putting it up.
The Makah Indian Tribe own the Makah Indian Reservation on the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula; it includes Tatoosh Island. They live in and around the town of Neah Bay, Washington, a small fishing village along the Strait of Juan de Fuca where it meets the Pacific Ocean.
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Post by minniev » Fri May 19, 2017 2:24 am

I love your native portraits and this is no exception. She is a more clear "blend" of the ancient and the modern, with her makeup and jewelry and her impressive regalia which seems a mix itself of family treasure and more current native art tradition.She has a serious statement to make in both cultures, and in the past and present. All beautifully captured and presented.
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Fri May 19, 2017 2:19 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments.
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Post by St3v3M » Mon May 22, 2017 5:12 am

minniev wrote:I love your native portraits and this is no exception. She is a more clear "blend" of the ancient and the modern, with her makeup and jewelry and her impressive regalia which seems a mix itself of family treasure and more current native art tradition.She has a serious statement to make in both cultures, and in the past and present. All beautifully captured and presented.

I've been enjoying coming to the posts a little late and hearing others say exactly what I'm feeling.

This is an amazing mix of stories, the new and the old, the look of pride and couldn't care less, there's so much here.

This is a wonderful and another thing I wouldn't have thought about but will add to the list. Thank you so much! S-
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Post by rmalarz » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:01 pm

Another great work. Very nicely done, Ernst.
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