Tuesday, 22 May 2007


Pin It Whizz-kids is a care centre for children with distinct needs and disabilities requiring special care. It gets some of its support from the Community Chest, an umbrella charity organisation which channels donations into a vast variety of deserving charities and institutions nationwide. I do some photography for them for which I never charge.
It's quite hard work to photograph kids like this, emotionally hard, rather than physically. Usually when I work with kids they know they are being photographed and are quite keen to be in front of the camera. These children had no idea what I was doing, no interest and no eye-contact. They bob their heads up and down continuously, so capturing emotions and expression is quite challenging.
Fortunately the camera insulates photographers from the real world; we can hide behind the lens. But afterwards, it always hits home. To be sure.

Camera D40

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