29 June, 2008

Budding young photographers

Hey hey y'all
I know it's been a while since my last post... In this post featuring a couple of little friends of mine..... Last week I was at a fiesta at Chez Paul... It was a huge family gathering where there was paella, music and good friends. Again I want to thank Paul and his family for inviting me to such a wonderful event.. So here goes the story behind a few of these pics... I handed my camera to Pepa and her little brother Illiam,(Tobacco) and I let them take pictures of people and things that they thought interesting... Don't let that picture of Tobacco fool you.... He's actually a pretty happy kid!! Notice how beautiful Gypsy kids are.... Their eyes... Even the young ones have a story to tell...Here are a few of Pepa's shots... I have reason to believe that Pepa is a more abstract artist... I love the way she sees things....


here are a couple of Tobacco's shots... Pepa and her mom... Awesome!! Notice the love that Tobacco's big sister shows!! tee hee Hey I am 36 years old and I still stick my tongue out at my brother! I thnk that little Tobaco is going to be the portrait photographer and perhaps still lives.
Pepa and Tobacco's Mom and Dad Paul and Nadia. YUMMY PAELLA!!!This is just another part of my life here. It was another wonderful evening shared with my Gitan family here in Arles..... MUCHAS BESOS Y AMOR MI AMIGOS!!

6 comments:

Benn said...

OOOhhh I almost thought the dad was Alberto:))) Thanks for sharing , the kids are BEAUTIFUL....

Anonymous said...

Hey there Melissa,
those are two very talented budding apprentices you have there. Take them under your guiding eye and help them develope thier talents. They couldn't be in better hands.
Tres Bien Mon Amie.
As always with love,
Alexa

Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa,
thanks for having us over in Arles! Hope to see you at Wolftrap!
Elena

~Mel~ said...

Hey Elena..
I won't be state side until October... Booo me I know...
It was a blast seeing Y'all again.. I hope you have a wonderful time at the shows... And Rhumba on for me!!!
Abientot
~Mel~

Georgia said...

October?! :( well I hope that changes somehow and we get to hang next month... I know you'll be having fun no matter what tho :) the photos are very cool! who did the one w/ the bird eye? It's genius! :)

~Mel~ said...

Not a bad eye for an eight year old no? Funny thing is it's the poster for the photography festival that's going on here...
Yeah I need a holiday from the GK and them being gone for a month will do just the trick!! Naw.... I know they will take the US by storm as they always do. Eh La Amiga will be here waitin for them when they get back tee hee..
~Mel~