Two Padaung women in the local market near #Loikaw, #Myanmar wear heavy stacks of brass neck rings. According to legend, they are to fend off tiger attacks. Added one at a time from childhood, the rings do not stretch the neck as commonly believed, but push down the collarbones and ribs. This practice is quickly dying out.
I photographed this young man with thanaka on his face in Bagan, Myanmar in 2014. Thanaka is a paste made from tree bark, and while often used as decoration, it also provides protection from sunburn. It is commonly applied in patterns and designs.
Tonle Sap Lake, near #AngkorWat, #Cambodia, 1996. Sleeping with snakes, birds, monkeys, and an alligator, is a matter of course for this family. Living on a houseboat, the family offers their menagerie as an opportunity for travelers - to observe while they sell soft drinks to earn a little income for the family.