Yesterday the crew shot an interview on a roof in Port au Prince. While we were shooting, I noticed Marichelle. We exchanged smiles as she watched from street below. After the interview I was asked to shoot some b roll of a kindergarten nearby; the first floor a school/church and the second floor an apartment. I began shooting the shell of the empty kindergarten when Marichelle came running in from the street.
Connecting with people is important to me. The relationships I make when I shoot are what motivate me to travel. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly two people can understand each other without words, in a short period of time. Every day that I worked in Haiti I felt these types of connections with my subjects. Marichelle embodied this connection.
Below are some images of the time I spent with Marichelle of Port au Prince.