It takes 24 hours with an awful public boat along the Ucayalli river to get to the Shipibo village of Cacomacaya, south of Pucallpa. This lady is the local shamen, she gave me the shipibian name of Yonnosoi, before singing an “icaro” which i recorded and then lip-synced with the movie i took with my Nikon D300s. But i also wanted to capture the depth of her expression with a picture. The totally open diaphragm was the proper choice in order to avoid any other distraction.


Year 2011. Camera Nikon D300. Diaphragm 2,5. Time 1/320″. Lens Nikkor 50mm F1.8 AF