ASIAN KIDS BY TOMMY SALAS
“Photography is all about light, composition and, most importantly, emotion” – Larry Wilder.
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.
Asian Kids is an amazing collection of 24 photos taken in Myanmar, India, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
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.
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!
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.
He also captures masterfully the innocence of childhood and presents these children with infinite wisdom and purity.
Perhaps the secret for creating these mind-blowing images is Tommy’s humble approach to photography and his feeling of gratitude towards these children.
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.
His photographies also remind me that children might be small, but are a very bright light that everyone can see.
Perhaps at times, children might seem to be least in this crazy world we live in, but they are our greatest treasure.
Thank you again, Tommy Salas!
All photo credits: Tommy Salas.