One of the great things about film is that each box of slides becomes its own treasure hunt. When I open any given box (most dating back 4 or more years) and don't know what I'm going to find. I shot a lot of film as part of a long term project on palm sugar production in south east Asia. I pulled these two shots out today while scanning some film for another project. This is a palm nira tapper taken in Sumatra just after the break of dawn. The image to the left is him carrying away the nira. Some of the nira is sold and turned into palm sugar but most likely it will become tuak or palm wine. Pairing the two images together was kind of a pleasant surprise.