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Indigenous Genius.

This is a Vedda man from Sri Lankan jungles. Learnt to live off the jungle for centuries now under threat of extinction with civilisation and our rules encroach...
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This is a Vedda man from Sri Lankan jungles. Learnt to live off the jungle for centuries now under threat of extinction with civilisation and our rules encroaching on their land and their very existence.
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81 Comments | Report
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography August 19, 2013
Fantastic portrait!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 19, 2013
Thanks a lot
DaveMount
 
DaveMount August 21, 2013
great portrait looks a very interesting man
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 21, 2013
He really is A mild mannered man but with a steely resilience. An marksman excellent with the bow and arrow. The same man in my page with the bow. Thanks for the review.
janoogee
 
janoogee August 21, 2013
great portrait of this person. sad story about him and others.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 21, 2013
Thank you for the review.
mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 August 23, 2013
very nice portrait - the determination and the contrast enhance this image - nicely done
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 23, 2013
Thank you. Much appreciated.
derekheslop
 
derekheslop August 24, 2013
Stunning portrait and excellent in B/W.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 24, 2013
Thanks for the review.
Sandyfriedkin1942 PRO+
 
Sandyfriedkin1942 August 26, 2013
This definitely has the WOW factor. Wonderful character. Great B&W conversion. Sandy
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 26, 2013
Thank you Sandy. Much appreciated.
Douglas_Kelley
 
Douglas_Kelley August 27, 2013
Out standing portrait
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 27, 2013
Thanks a lot.
PawzingPhotography
 
PawzingPhotography August 31, 2013
Nice crisp, clear shot! Like the b&w
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 31, 2013
Thank you much appreciated.
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom September 01, 2013
Such a primitive looking man. amazing...blessings..
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 02, 2013
Yes, time has almost stood still here, in this remote village in the jungle. thanks again.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana September 03, 2013
A great shot!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 03, 2013
Thanks much appreciated
sisirakumarabandara
 
sisirakumarabandara September 03, 2013
Great shot..
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 04, 2013
Thanks so much.
wonderwoman627
 
wonderwoman627 September 05, 2013
Wow, this is an amazing portrait, though the story behind it is very sad. This world we live in is ever changing and I'm not so sure it's for the good. In some ways I suppose our medical advancements are for the good, but our selfishness is not. Pitty!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 05, 2013
True, thanks for the review.
fernveda
 
fernveda September 07, 2013
I could spend hours commenting on your pictures. So artistic, full of expression with so much to say. Love all your photos.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 07, 2013
Thanks for the encouragement.
SusiStroud Platinum
 
SusiStroud September 11, 2013
Excellent Portrait, the black & white really gives it super character. The eyes can tell a lot.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 12, 2013
Thanks a lot.
SusanB
 
SusanB September 12, 2013
Perfect Portrait!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 12, 2013
Thank you v much.
Marjoriesmithphotography PRO
 
Marjoriesmithphotography September 12, 2013
Human nature... sounds like the American Indians who were destroyed by those who had something to gain... Amazing portrait!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 12, 2013
Yes.. ans thanks a lot.
hlambourn
 
hlambourn September 14, 2013
Fantastic - Great texture - Love it
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 14, 2013
Thanks for the review.
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY September 15, 2013
Beautiful portrait
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 15, 2013
Thank you v much
Skuggisnaps
 
Skuggisnaps September 15, 2013
Amazing capture, complete with catchlights in the eyes. Just superb!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 15, 2013
Thanks a lot much appreciated.
taffatoz
 
taffatoz September 15, 2013
Great Portrait!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 15, 2013
Thanks a lot.
GaryDixon
 
GaryDixon September 16, 2013
Great character portrait
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 16, 2013
Thanks so much.
Nevine-Hadidi
 
Nevine-Hadidi September 16, 2013
Amazing shot!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 16, 2013
Much appreciated.
EverydayLivingMoments
 
EverydayLivingMoments September 17, 2013
Absolutely strong and stunning portrait!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 18, 2013
Thanks much appreciated.
AlanC Platinum
 
AlanC September 20, 2013
Excellent detail portraiture. Great lighting and the sparkle in the eyes are captivating. :-) Woof!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 20, 2013
Thanks for the review.
jessywillemse
 
jessywillemse September 23, 2013
Very strong image, tells the whole story, his eyes are so powerful...
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 23, 2013
Thanks a lot, much appreciated.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana September 27, 2013
A great capture! Voted!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 29, 2013
Thanks for the encouragement.
Unka
 
Unka September 29, 2013
very interesting portrait
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 29, 2013
Thanks much appreciated.
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 October 02, 2013
Amazing portrait shot! Caught my eye. He's very interesting and you've captured his essence I think. There's so much in his eyes.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 02, 2013
Thanks. Though he is a born hunter/ gatherer he is such a gentle, clam and soft spoken person.
anneschlueter PRO
 
anneschlueter October 03, 2013
Great portrait! Best, Anne
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 03, 2013
Thanks so much Anne.
ranger4000
 
ranger4000 October 21, 2013
When I look at this image it's like I'm seeing a different evolution of mankind, that technology took us in one direction and man without technology went in another. Our technology hasn't made us better only different for as a civilization we have lost the closeness with nature and should we for whatever reason lose our technology our civilization as we no it would crumble and those such as this fellow would survive where we would not...
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 21, 2013
I couldn't have expressed it better, appreciate your sensitivity and sensibility. Thank you v much.
Konie
 
Konie October 25, 2013
Excellent !! a man with a story...love that its in B/W
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 25, 2013
Thank you so much.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana October 30, 2013
Voted!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 30, 2013
Thanks for the support.
mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 October 31, 2013
voted
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 31, 2013
Thanks so much.
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom November 06, 2013
voted. gl
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 07, 2013
Thank you v much.
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson November 11, 2013
A beautiful study, Ruwan. Brian
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 11, 2013
Thanks for all the encouragement Brian.
rosemarieedwards
 
rosemarieedwards November 18, 2013
Voted!
Rosemarie
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 18, 2013
Thanks,
rabbottbrailey
 
rabbottbrailey November 20, 2013
Magnificent portrait - voted.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 20, 2013
Thanks for the encouragement.
jeffphotog
 
jeffphotog November 20, 2013
Stunning capture.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 20, 2013
Thanks so much.
mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 February 17, 2014
voted - good luck
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo February 19, 2014
Tells a dramatic story. Voted!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 19, 2014
Thanks for the support.
Flosno
 
Flosno February 20, 2014
Excellent contrasts...voted
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 04, 2014
Thanks for the support.
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer March 08, 2014
Penetrating eyes! Voted I See You in B&W contest
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 08, 2014
Thanks for all the encouragement.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana March 10, 2014
Voted again!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 10, 2014
Thanks for the encouragement. Most appreciated.
catherinemckinty
 
catherinemckinty March 20, 2014
Wonderful portrait. You could put your photography to no better use than to highlight the plight of peoples who's lives are being decimated by so-called progress. Keep up the good work.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 22, 2014
Thanks so your sensitivity. Most appreciated.
GordonD
 
GordonD March 22, 2014
Great character portrait, Love it !!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 22, 2014
Thanks. He is a very resilient personality.
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography June 02, 2014
I love this shot! Great portrait
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka June 02, 2014
thanks so much.
SusiStroud Platinum
 
SusiStroud July 21, 2014
WOW, this is a awesome portrait - he sounds so very interesting, his life shows in his face - EXCELLENT!!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 24, 2014
He certainly is and thanks.
Timbo
 
Timbo August 25, 2014
Just a stunning shot.....
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 25, 2014
Thanks for all the support.
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer September 01, 2014
one of my favorites of yours - it's a fascinating face
voted Faces
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 01, 2014
Thanks for the vote and kind words.
Jocmif
 
Jocmif September 02, 2014
A very beautiful portrait, the background information is also very information an important to raise awareness of what is happening to these people. Great capture.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 02, 2014
Thank you so much. They are facing extinction.
mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 May 13, 2015
a superb portrait - gr8 in monochromatic - very nicely done
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 21, 2015
Thank you so much.
CMcDaniel PRO+
 
CMcDaniel May 21, 2015
Tells the story so well. I agree with the comments made, great portrait!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 21, 2015
Thank you so much.
malread PRO+
 
malread May 24, 2015
Stunning portrait, great B&W, crisp with great detail, beautiful capture. Sad story.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 25, 2015
Yes a sad story. Thanks.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana October 21, 2015
Voted ...High Contrast in B&W...!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 22, 2015
Most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 05, 2015
Good shot, voted Black and White Faces
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 04, 2016
Thanks so much
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana January 04, 2016
Voted!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 04, 2016
Thanks so much
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 04, 2016
Voted Movember
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 15, 2016
Thanks Really appreciated
terryc Platinum
 
terryc January 15, 2016
What a wonderful portrait this is, Ruwan!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 15, 2016
Thanks Really appreciated
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake January 16, 2016
Excellent portrait Ruwan. His eyes hold decades of stories. . .
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 16, 2016
Absolutely right, may be even stories of few genarations
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 19, 2016
Voted Black and White Wow Factor
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 24, 2016
Thanks for the encouragement.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 20, 2016
Voted Staring
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 24, 2016
Most appreciated. Thanks for the encouragement.
kiraballerina
 
kiraballerina January 25, 2016
STUNNING!!!!!!
GETS MY VOTE :)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 26, 2016
Most appreciated
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas January 26, 2016
This is undougtly a great photo. It is technically perfect, the choice of B/W is the proper decision, composition attracts the eye in the subject, and the face without an expression is expressive, while the photo tells a sensitive and important story. What amazes me more though Ruwan, is your endurance to go and find such stories and expose them through your lens. Congratulations!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 26, 2016
Most appreciated. Thanks for the encouragement.
AnneDphotography PRO+
 
AnneDphotography January 31, 2016
beautiful capture of a Genius !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 01, 2016
Thanks so much for the review.
allen Platinum
 
allen February 02, 2016
Awesome portrait! Your photo description describes the ills of all continents indigenous peoples.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 05, 2016
Thanks so much for the review.
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell February 10, 2016
What a great image such quality and w really interesting and sad story.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 10, 2016
Thanks for the encouragement. It certainly is the reality. Our greed......
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 12, 2016
What an amazing portrait:-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 13, 2016
Thanks so much.
14renren
 
14renren April 11, 2016
Excellent capture
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka April 11, 2016
Thank you.
AnneDphotography PRO+
 
AnneDphotography November 17, 2016
fantastic portrait ! voted
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 17, 2016
Thanks so much.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 28, 2016
Voted Captivating Portraits
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 28, 2016
Thanks Ester.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 10, 2016
Voted Eye to Eye Portraits
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 11, 2017
Voted All Thongs Black and White
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga February 02, 2019
Sad story, but beautifully captured!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 03, 2019
Thanks. Most true stories are a it sad, aren't they.....
CURUTCHET
 
CURUTCHET August 30, 2020
beautiful portrait , do you know their way of life?
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 30, 2020
Thank you. Yes originally it was a hunter gatherer life. Now lately they are getting more into main stream and some of their children have started schooling.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 November 13, 2020
superb portrait
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 13, 2020
Most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 February 10, 2021
Voted Capture the Eye
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 10, 2021
Most appreciated.
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 June 07, 2021
Voted People In Monochrome
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka June 07, 2021
Thank you for the support .
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 June 09, 2021
Voted Monochrome Moments
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka June 09, 2021
Thank you for the vote.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 June 09, 2021
Voted People in Monochrome
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka June 09, 2021
Thank you for the vote.
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana September 27, 2021
Voted...The Eyes!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 27, 2021
Most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
Voted People Monochrome
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka Feb 17
Thank you for the support.
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