Sunday, November 27, 2011


"The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get."
~ Tim Russert

As I walked along a dirt road in a small Thai rice village, I spotted this farmer chasing his little girl around the front yard. Pointing to my camera, I asked him if I could take their picture.

Looking at the girls face, she was upset that her playtime with dad was interrupted. Later, after I developed the film, I gave him a copy of the photograph. Staring at the image, he paused for a moment and then started to cried. It was the first photograph he had ever taken with his daughter. For a man who works a small plot of land to support his family, a camera and film are well beyond his financial means.