I THINK this is one of the best photographs I have ever taken. It is of Bubu Pius (Pews) and my wife Rose at Kundiawa a few years ago.
Bubu was Rose's grand-dad and was one of the first Simbu people to meet the early explorer Jim Taylor.
He died three years ago aged anything between 95 and 200 (the family always exaggerates). I think he was probably in his mid-nineties.
Bubu always refused to live in a house; he slept in the hauskuk (kitchen) where he could look after the pigs.
He was a lovely man, and I have only just started to have an understanding of him.
We gave him a Simbu bilum cap, which he wore until he died. He was the subject of my first article on 27 June 2010, when I was just referring to myself as Peter.