shoebox post 1.1 - chinas devils - 2009 (digital)
i learned quickly one night in china you do not offer the slightest bit of money to ANYONE. this kid along with his little sister, however cute they looked are terrors….along with the old innocent looking ladies running behind him.
it all started with giving the siblings the smallest bill i had in my pocket. when returning my money to my pocket one of the older ladies hand reached in with mine trying to grab my money. she wouldn’t let go and eventually hoped on my back. so here i am with a 4 ft elderly lady on my back walking in a circle trying to plan removal of her all while the siblings take swings at the only place they could reach…of course they are only tall enough to strike me in the crotch and ass. real cool. with help the lady was removed and after another 10 mins of being chased around the lot we were at we headed down the road to find a better place for a cab. yeahhh they followed us something like 3 blocks until we found shelter in a mc donalds.
they watched us the whole time banging the shit out of the window, about 6 of them. once we got our food i honestly had no remorse when i sat down at the table facing them to eat. the mom and grandparents thought it was a funny game. i know all have some sort of struggle and there is really no place for me to pass judgement particularly in another country so i wont. but i do feel people need to realize that young kids and parents going through this to survive is far more critical than the hate you waste energy on sometimes. it’s really irrelevant to your daily life that two love one another. one that i’m jaded on hearing about. but back to the photos…
since they managed to get ahold of more than i offered, i was robbed in one of the most bizarre ways possible. so i took to opportunity to take one of the most memorable photos i will ever take.