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Mountain lady portrait

It began innocently enough, a 'local life' portrait of a cafe owner in the Langtang mountain range, Nepal. People know their worth here and, as much as I'd rather a picture didn't involve money, we agreed a fee and she even specified the number of photos I was allowed to take: five. With each shot she counted down until she reached two when, for reasons known only to her, she stopped counting and tried to grab me in a place where kindly old mountain ladies are not supposed to grab. I shot these last two and then turned and ran. That's my porter laughing hysterically in the background.

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