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Mahlel

Jacob Simkin

Hoppers Crossing, Australia

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this is my entry into the b&w comp
i had to think alot about my choice
but i choose this not because it is great
but there is a story to picture
this boys name is Mahlel

Mahlel is most gifted and smartest kid
in the orphanage of Lamlohn
both his parents were killed by the tsunami
i spent 3 months in the orphanage
living among the children

I used to own a Leica R4
It was my first SLR
I worked really hard to buy this camera
I used to teach Mahlel how to take photos with it
It gave me alot of joy to look at his photos
He was very talented

So i gave my leica to him
best to let go of things if there is someone
who will love it more
i long to see the photos he must be taking in Aceh
i promised i would return one day
inshallah (god willing)
is the term

this was taken on my canon d20 though
but i printed this as B&W photo
to remind me that i used to take lots of photos on the leica
and print

what would i do with a Leica M6?
probably find another amazing child to give it to

any prints of the photo sold
would go towards the global peace mission orphange
to help sponsor the education of children in it.

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