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    This blog is no longer active but it is a great chronicle through my initial first few years as a photographer. The blog started while I was at photography school in Massachusetts, covers my time working in Florida and Georgia, and chronicles our recent 6 month adventure working with orphans in Thailand. Thanks for visiting!

Boys in Black and White – Our Thailand Home

These kids break my heart, make me smile, and fill me with laughter every day. I took these portraits in and around the newly completed Boy’s House at Baan Unrak. I have written descriptions based on what I have learned from these boys in the past month here. The new house is somewhat bare at the moment and they are collecting funds to fill each new room with beds for the boys. Paul and I are doing well and loving every second getting to know the amazing boys and girls here. I hope you enjoy this post and that it brings a smile to your face. Love and peace!

 

Monkila

You can’t help but laugh when 8-year-old Monkila laughs, or smile when his eyes light up. He is eager to please; he loves high fives and hugs. He has cerebral palsy, so he still attends the nursery school. His body is weak and he struggles with a range of intense emotions that change very quickly, but like all of the children here, he has admirable strength. Monkila bakes delicious cookies at The Bakery once a week with a volunteer.

Krishna

Krishna is a calm, quiet, unstoppable 4-year-old. He is a mixture of a monkey and an athlete on the playground. He rarely cries or fusses. When you look at Krishna, you may focus on his handsome eyes, round cheeks and sweet expression, never even noticing his cleft lip.

Ahong

Ahong is a lively and bright 9-year-old; his English skills are extraordinary. He is so intelligent and mature that he often seems like more of an adult than a child (until you see him wildly running and giggling). Ahong has a soft spot for affection and animals. He will proudly show off the dogs and newest kittens at the Home to anyone interested.

Samuella

Samuella is a ball of untamed 8-year-old energy. Independent and self-sufficient, he’s a real boy’s boy. He is too small for most bicycles but will go on a ride any chance he gets. He is passionate about marbles and scary jungle creatures.

Tenyasoo

This little guy is full of wild energy and easy smiles. With one bat of his eyelashes, he will convince you to spin him ’round and ’round and hug him tight for hours. He is 5-years-old but extremely small for his age. Aside from a protrusion on his chest, you would never guess that he had open-heart surgery when he was 2.

Paul and Tenyasoo

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Our Thailand Home » Jewel Imaging Blog […] Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! These are a few of my precious friends here at the Baan Unrak Children’s HomeĀ in Thailand. I hope their sweet faces will make you smile. For more adorable black and white photographs have a look at this post. […]

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