AN INVINCIBLE SUMMER

- A Gligor Cvetkovski blog -

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eleanasound:

The Last Japanese Mermaids 

For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.

In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence

Women are so perfect.

(via nagarazoku)

Morning Stranger
She couldn’t help but feel followed.
(Skopje, 2012)

Morning Stranger

She couldn’t help but feel followed.

(Skopje, 2012)

Shoes and Street Views
Street scene from Skopje, Macedonia. Street cafe reflection in a shopping window.

Shoes and Street Views

Street scene from Skopje, Macedonia. Street cafe reflection in a shopping window.

Market scene in Skopje, Macedonia

Market scene in Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje, Macedonia
(Macedonia, 2012)

Skopje, Macedonia

(Macedonia, 2012)

Cafe in Skopje, Macedonia.
(Macedonia, 2012)

Cafe in Skopje, Macedonia.

(Macedonia, 2012)

Pazar
Farmer’s market in Skopje, Macedonia.
(Macedonia, 2012)

Pazar

Farmer’s market in Skopje, Macedonia.

(Macedonia, 2012)

Beautiful Brutalism.
(London, 2009)

Beautiful Brutalism.

(London, 2009)

U&I
(London, 2011)

U&I

(London, 2011)

The Scream
Hell is when no body cares. 

(London, 2012)

The Scream

Hell is when no body cares. 

(London, 2012)

Alice Waited
(Greenwitch, 2011)

Alice Waited

(Greenwitch, 2011)

People In The Park
(London, 2010)

People In The Park

(London, 2010)

Women’s Bazaar
(Macedonia, 2012)

Women’s Bazaar

(Macedonia, 2012)

Their Own Father Described Them To Me As Terrorists
Albanian children selling prunes at a market in Skopje, Macedonia.
(Macedonia, 2012)

Their Own Father Described Them To Me As Terrorists

Albanian children selling prunes at a market in Skopje, Macedonia.

(Macedonia, 2012)

Mir
Two women enjoying a moment of peaceful bliss in a garden of a monastery near Skopje, Macedonia. 
(Macedonia, 2012)

Mir

Two women enjoying a moment of peaceful bliss in a garden of a monastery near Skopje, Macedonia.

(Macedonia, 2012)