The man, pictured in this photo wearing warrior make-up, was part of a temple celebration in Lugang (often spelled Lukang), Taiwan. This particular Matzu temple (天后宮) is the oldest of its kind in Taiwan and hosts several elaborate celebrations throughout the year. The photo was captured during one of the first temple celebrations I ever witnessed in Taiwan. Also, it is a candid shot, taken during the warrior’s routine and therefore, shows the true authenticity of the temple celebration. Personally, I really love the carefully applied warrior makeup and the decorative detail of the head piece displayed in this photo.
I have witness several temple celebrations in Taiwan and accidentally participated in one once, but this picture is what I consider one of my best ever temple event shots.
Have you ever taken a picture that always comes to mind when you think of something?