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ASIAN KIDS BY TOMMY SALAS

05/30/2017,
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“Photography is all about light, composition and, most importantly, emotion” – Larry Wilder.

 

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Welcome to our travel & photography series! Today we return to Asia!

If you are a long time reader of World Kids, you might have realized that I love the work of the Spanish photographer Tommy Salas. (You can read more about his Red Collection in these two posts: Red Collection and Red Collection II). He has been really generous to share today with World Kids his new project Asian Kids.

As I mentioned previously it is not easy for me to talk about someone I admire deeply, especially when he has such a natural talent for photography and an inherent ability to capture beauty.

 

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Asian Kids is an amazing collection of 24 photos taken in Myanmar, India, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

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In this first post, I will be focusing on 12 portraits of children, and I will do my best to publish as soon as possible the second part.

 

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Tommy’s photography attracts attention with its simplicity and captures precious moments with the use of intense colors, original compositions, beautiful light and above all emotion. I think this is why his work really stands out!

 

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Tommy Salas likes to communicate and interact with the children as a method to capture their story and their perfect soulful, serious or joyful expressions.

 

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He also captures masterfully the innocence of childhood and presents these children with infinite wisdom and purity.

 

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Perhaps the secret for creating these mind-blowing images is Tommy’s humble approach to photography and his feeling of gratitude towards these children.

 

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Paul Caponigro said that “it’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are“. Tommy Salas respects their personalities and celebrates their uniqueness and happiness.

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His photographies also remind me that children might be small, but are a very bright light that everyone can see.

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Perhaps at times, children might seem to be least in this crazy world we live in, but they are our greatest treasure.

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Thank you again, Tommy Salas!

 

All photo credits: Tommy Salas.

 

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