This is ‘outrageous portrait’ number two from my photo library. I photographed this bizarre creature at the Jember Fashion Carnaval in Indonesia. The photography at this event is simply over-the-top incredible! The latest costume embellishment the young people are using are visually arresting, ultra bizarre non-human contact lenses. I had a photo tour to Indonesia this August that included this festival, but due to the virus situation the 2020 event was cancelled. I therefore postponed the tour until the summer of 2021. My wife arranges VIP passes for my group so, before the mind-boggling costume parade, we can take intimate closeups behind the scenes as the participants are adorning themselves. I’ve never seen a festival with such creative costumes, artful face decoration, and shocking color. My settings for this shot were 1/640, f/6.3, and 800 ISO, and I used a 70-200mm telephoto.