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The story:

In my two-week stay in the Philippines, I went out to take picture one day. What used to be the Calle Real of Iloilo City, my home city, has turned into a "reality" street. The center of the city moved somewhere and what are left in the once trendy place are a lot of "real" scenes with pulsating life. I roamed around and met a lot of children. They loved to have their pictures taken. Before long, I had around 50 kids trailing me. I had fun with them. My pictures were not as good as I wanted them to be BUT I like them all because the memories behind each shot. This is my favorite...

This boy was my most photographed. He loved to pose. Here, he clung to a wooden post away from other children. After a few minutes, he was somewhere else in a different mood, different pose. Nobody was coaching him. He was doing it to attract me and my camera. He succeeded.

Technicals:

A lot will probably criticize my tight cropping. I have a lot of shots of him i n this pose in different angle. I prefer this tight cropping because I like the many angles that frame the shot. In the picture that I have the whole hands and post visible, I find it too predicatble...conventional. Just a matter of personal taste.

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