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Traveling and Portaits in Peru: Part 1

by Robert Kittilson | 5 March 2010 3 Comments

The most memorable part of any trip, for me, are the people you meet along the way. In this two part Photo Essay you will see people who we barely knew and people we will be connected to intimately, forever. Regardless, a portrait (especially a candid one) can reveal deep personal feelings and emotions, and that is why I do what I do. Connection. Please connect here and keep a look out for the second part of this Traveling and Portraits in Peru.
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The first day of the Santa Cruz Trek out of Huaraz Ancash Peru. The local children have dirty cloths and runny noses and are lucky, in some ways, to live in a beautiful place like this.

The first day of the Santa Cruz Trek out of Huaraz Ancash Peru.

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A local painter in front of his mural, Huanchaco La Libertad Peru.

A local painter in front of his mural, Huanchaco La Libertad Peru.

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Chicharron de Pescado, and chef showing me the final product in the kitchen, Huanchaco Peru.

Chicharron de Pescado, and chef showing me the final product in the kitchen, Huanchaco Peru.

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Raul, my Lima tattoo artist, kicks back on the balcony of the second floor Parlor.

Raul, my Lima tattoo artist, kicks back on the balcony of the second floor Parlor.

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Crazy daytime/tourist crossing guard, and he did a great job.

Crazy daytime/tourist crossing guard, and he did a great job.

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Margarita, the heart of the Muchik surf shop, gazes out to sea in a rare moment of silence.

Margarita, the heart of the Muchik surf shop, gazes out to sea in a rare moment of silence.

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Our savior and his "tools" that cleared the way for our exploration of Kuelap, outside Chachapoyas Amazonas Peru.

Our savior and his "tools" that cleared the way for our exploration of Kuelap, outside Chachapoyas Amazonas Peru.

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In Trujillo, we met Alejandro selling delicious pastries out of his hatchback near the local shopping mall.

In Trujillo, we met Alejandro selling delicious pastries out of his hatchback near the local shopping mall.

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Harry Kwak, Jessie's father, joining us for a micro bus ride in Lima Peru.

Harry Kwak, Jessie’s father, joining us for a micro bus ride in Lima Peru.

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Nazca Lines flyover pilot. Thumbs up buddy.

Nazca Lines flyover pilot. Thumbs up buddy.

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In the Chiclayo market this guy says "Where you from?"

In the Chiclayo market this guy says "Where you from?"

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A very proud future meal. Duck.

A very proud future meal. Duck.

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Carlos and his father, two generations of Caballito de Totoro builders, Huanchaco Peru.

Carlos and his father, two generations of Caballito de Totoro builders, Huanchaco Peru.

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All photos © UnpavedSouthAmerica.com
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See you next week for the second installation of Traveling and Portraits in Peru.
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Written by Robert Kittilson

I am an Ex-Bike Messenger turned freelance photographer that loves: Bicycles, Fútbol and Beer or any food that tastes good. See all posts by

3 Comments »

  • T-roy said:

    Dude, LOVED this post and your pictures are great! In fact I was totally surprised when I seen the picture of Eloy (Crazy daytime/tourist crossing guard, and he did a great job). We was a hoot to talk with and I did an interview of him for my website (see link below) and got a couple pictures almost identical to yours. That guy loved to talk and took his job seriously! lol

    Check it out and let me know what ya think.

    http://www.foggodyssey.com/2009/11/16/faces-of-peru-004/

  • Living Landscapes: Four Seasons « Filmolic.com said:

    [...] Portraits of people in Peru and thier cultural enviroments. | Unpaved South America [...]

  • JT said:

    I wonder if we went to the same tattoo shop. Not statistically likely probably, but funny if true…

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