My perception of island life.

dated 2007 until 2007 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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curacao sweets

2007

humble curacao family making ends meet selling traditional island sweets

Washi

2007

The 'washi' was a useful instrument to wash clothing long before the washing machine was invented. Hard labour but very effective.

kadushi

2007

I can't think of a more iconic cuisine to discribe the local flavor. The cactus soup (stew) almost similar with the Giambo (gombo soup), to me really defines curaçao's taste. Here, Aina is perfoming the first steps to complete this magic concoction.

Mai

2007

Mai, selling 'briyèchi' , the official national lottery.

family rast

2007

Tourist couple & child I once saw in Punda (Down Town Curaçao)

Pedro, blekero

2007

The 'blekero', which to my knowledge is an extinct profession on my island.

Pedro

2007

The fruit delivery boy (barkjes)

Bra

2007

The local 'choller' getting caught...

Popular island past time

2007

A tradition not likely to fade away for now. Having a drink with abondant theme to discus uppon until the wee hours of the night.

Joao 'Maria Sakana'

2007

A profession gone with time. In the past, portugues labourer used to earn their living walking around selling icecream products in these unique portable containers. (vreezers). 'Bogi bogi', 'tempi', 'hi go go' and 'eiskrim sandwidge' arn't easy to find anymore.

Danny

2007

The 'chi-ku-cha', two wooden instruments used for transporting hacked of cactus pieces. The pieces will be laid side by side to form a fence, locally called a 'tranké'.

Gigi

2007

Typical Curaçao woman preparing food on a 'konfo'.

marado di lensu

2007

a tradition brought along from africa, kept alive today only by cultural events. At a glance it seems easy, but it's a very elaborate craft in getting a 'lensu di kabes' like that done.

piskado

2007

Humfri, heading back to shore , after a 'not so good' day of fishing

'Ma sita'

2007

'chita' and her trusted old singer sawing machine, with which she kept food on the table while her husband was held prisoner in venezuela

Pacheco

2007

Humble local selling 'pal'i lele' to make a living.

folklore

2007

Giving thanks for the harvest the folklore dance is a major event

Telma, alleenstaande moeder van 3

2007

Brave mother nurturing and taking care of her childeren with little support.

Stanley & Filomena

2007

The traditional comeback dance.