29 May 2012

Encountering Hospitable Taipei

Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural centre of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. The city proper is home to an estimated population of 2.7 million people. Like the rest of Taiwan, Taipei is composed of four major ethnic groups: Hoklos, Mainlanders, Hakkas, and Taiwanese aborigines. Although Hoklos and Mainlanders form the majority of the population of the city, in recent decades many Hakkas have moved into the city.

people, street portrait, headshot, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwanese soldier, uniform, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
people, street portrait, headshot, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwanese woman
people, street portrait, headshot, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwanese woman
people, street portrait, headshot, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwanese woman
people, street portrait, headshot, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwanese woman
people, street portrait, headshot, beautiful eyes, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwanese woman
people, street portrait, headshot, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwanese woman
people, street portrait, headshot, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwanese woman
people, street portrait, headshot, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwanese woman
people, street portrait, street photographer, Taiwan, Taipei, Canon EOS 5D
 

05 May 2012

Flirting with Muslim Beauties

The hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest, which is often worn by Muslim women beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family as a form of modest attire. Under Indonesian national and regional law, female head-covering is entirely optional and not obligatory. The sole exception where the hijab is mandatory is in the Aceh Province on Northern Sumatra with its overbearing morality police who enforce its wearing in public.

people, Muslim girl, street portrait, headshot, Indonesia, Sumatra, Medan, young beauty, hijab, V sign
people, Muslim girls, street portrait, double portrait, Indonesia, Sumatra, Medan, young beauty, hijab
people, Muslim girl, street portrait, headshot, Indonesia, Sumatra, Medan, young beauty, hijab, V sign
people, Indonesian Muslim lady, street portrait, headshot, Indonesia, Sumatra, Banda Aceh, beauty, hijab
people, Indonesian Muslim lady, street portrait, headshot, Indonesia, Sumatra, Banda Aceh, beauty, hijab
people, Indonesian Muslim lady, street portrait, headshot, Indonesia, Sumatra, Banda Aceh, beauty, hijab
people, Indonesian Muslim lady, street portrait, headshot, Indonesia, Sumatra, Banda Aceh, beauty, hijab
people, Indonesian Muslim lady, street portrait, headshot, Indonesia; Sumatra, Bukittinggi, beauty, blue hijab
people, Indonesian Muslim lady, street portrait, headshot, Indonesia; Sumatra, Banda Aceh, beauty, blue hijab
people, Indonesian Muslim lady, street portrait, headshot, Indonesia; Sumatra, Bukittinggi, beauty, red hijab, V sign

Street portrait photographs of Muslim beauties from Sumatra in Matt Hahnewald's
Flickr Album 2012-05a Flirting with Muslim Beauties