© Flanegan Bainon

Flanegan is about to complete his #TwoMountains shoot shortly and spent a week up in Bundu Tuhan,on the foothills of Mount Kinabalu. Shooting primarily with his H4D medium format digital camera, the portraits of the villagers of this hilltown, and listening to their stories about the past.

I’ve been born hybrid from my grand-parents and also my parents.
I am a mixture of Murut, Dusun and Cantonese-chinese. Grew up in the urban city of Kota Kinabalu, where the name was adopted from Mount Kinabalu.
The name can be represented and interpreted in many ways.

From Aki Nabalu, Nabalu or Kinabalu.

But for the villagers who live very near to the Mount Kinabalu, it is a forbidden word to use.

That’s where the name Gayo Ngaran are being used instead.

~ FB