"Quemperi, the village shaman, is weaving together a hammock in his home. The red dye comes from a local plant.
"Westerners first visited the Huaorani in the early 1970s, so Quemperi was around 40 years old when he first came across a white man. He has lived most of his life in a completely primitive wayhe's the real deal. He has done his share of warfare and is a legend among his people. He exudes a real strength, happiness, confidence, and wisdom."
Photographer Olivier Laude