This photo isn’t part of any grand story I was trying to tell. I was taking a break from a shoot, eating momos (Nepalese meat dumplings) and relaxing on a balcony overlooking the town’s main square. I saw the two school girls walking home for lunch, engrossed in their own world. I grabbed a camera and shot two frames as the girls came close. This is not a photo that will stop wars, change the balance of world government or end poverty. It is a simple moment that shows a connection, a sharing between two young girls.
I often tell photo students that we should never say:
“I missed this photo because I didn’t have my camera with me.”
“I missed this photo because I wasn’t paying attention.”
“I missed this photo because I didn’t learn how to use my camera well.”
I then tell them the only reason for missing a photo is because God asked me to put my camera down.