Photographer: Barry Lu
Winner: Natatanging Larawang Pinoy Contest - Week 5 : Young Worker
Camera: Sony DSC-H5
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
ISO Speed: 100
Focal Length: 30.3 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
BARRY LU who was the first Natatanging Larawang Pinoy winner nailed it again this time. As mentioned in an earlier blog entry about him, he mentioned street photography as one of his passions. In his words, "I love to see people's life and emotions. I study and learn from different person who I have meet."
This photo was taken on the MRT overpass bridge in Pasay City. It was around 5 o'clock in the afternoon which gave a smooth and warm light to everyone walking on the street. As he passed by, he noticed this crying kids who was holding a plastic cup and begging for some loose change. he stood there for 30 minutes and observed. Even people game him coins, his crying did not stop. Later on, he realized that the boy does not only needs money, but rather, needs more LOVE and CARE.
He has entered this photo in various groups' challenges and won. However, winning again for photo is not his real intention. He wants to know people to be aware that there are many kids like him in Metro Manila alone who need care and attention.
Barry, although not naturally born Filipino, is indeed Filipino by heart!
SEE MORE of Barry Lu's photos at: Flickr.
Based on the Interview of Ron Miguel of Larawang Pinoy Group Flickr Site