The Green House

I  came across the green house while shooting a story about a  group of friends who get together after school to dance. Not long after whipping out my camera, I felt a mischievous energy behind me being carried by a bubble of nervous, yet curious giggles.  I turned my back to find a huddle of little humans completely enchanted by the digital ninja in my hand. Surely enough, we gravitated towards each other like the raw elements of a chemical reaction.

I don’t know anything about them beyond the fifteen minutes that we spent dancing around each other. Even though our encounter was brief, I feel that each one animated in a way true to their personality. I left feeling as though I had captured a little of their magic. I find that body language is the best way to communicate in photography, especially with children…the most honest people in front of a camera.  They give you all they have in the single click of a shutter.

What I love  most about these photographs is the interplay of solid colours. The reds and blues set against the backdrop of a deliciously coloured wall.  This green is such a radiant explosion of life! It made so much sense that these children lived here.

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3 comments

Ishmael
Where were u..?
Mapodile
Mapodile
hey! :) i was in Grahamstown guy
Tristan
I've never looked at green in this way, and I love blue

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