Steve McCurry - Stolen Childhoods

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Steve McCurry - Stolen Childhoods
In reply to agogo, Jun 16, 2013

I had to see if there were any youtube vids of Steve McCurry to get an idea of what makes his mind tick and I came across this great vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dibqZQQKssA

Reminds me when I was a kid in Disneyland with my family long time ago.

I was sitting with my mom, dad and sister on a bench.  We were tired, but happy and enjoying a meal.

A young girl, she couldn't have been more than 12 years old, came up to us and asked if she could take a picture of us, to which we gladly obliged.  I remember feeling proud that someone would want to take a picture of our family.

How much more interesting and beautiful would our pictures be if we would take this brave approach?   I guess nowadays, people would put up a fuss.  But I guess, that's the point - asking first.  If they say 'no' - you respect their wish.  If 'yes' - the opportunity is there to create a beautiful image!

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