Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lenggong dancers, Ubud

Nikon D3s f/8 ISO 800
Spirits enter and move their bodies. In a trance and with eyes closed firmly, they move fluidly and methodically, in synchronicity with the gamelan and with each other. Yet, when I took this photo, they opened their eyes and stared. I repositioned myself to the right of the stage and when I took another photo, they opened their eyes and again stared intensely at me. Are these stares of contempt?
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