This is one of my personal project that I’m itching to do for a long time. I had a lot of fun doing this themed photo shoot and Kirsten Jae (Baby Kae) is so cute with her ragged outfit. She never gave any problem while shooting, she just roam around like a “Vagabond Child”, very innocent and full of life. It’s really heartbreaking to see a child stripped off all the convenience in life and force to beg on the streets. There are still a lot of beggars and vagabonds in Philippines and other parts of the world and we are very fortunate not to have the same fate. Once in a while let’s share what we have to others (not being melodramatic here) but Christmas is just around the corner and instead of thinking of the next pro camera or pro lens to buy might as well gather your excess canned goods, clothes and other stuff lying around the house which has no “value” to you might be the best (and only) gift to others this coming holiday season.
You’re wondering what is she wearing, that is my very wrinkled old gray shirt, don’t worry it’s clean. The thing she carries is her rag doll she calls “Boder” (brother). Not quite sure if she’s asking for a real brother though.
All photos were taken with Nikon D700 and Nikon 70-200mm F2.8G VRII. Converted to black & white in post production.
You can also check the high resolution images and EXIF info on My Flickr Photostream.