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Some nice portraits of poor kids
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Ralphbro Online



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Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
http://www.spencermurphy.co.uk/project/t...f-poverty/

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02-Jan-2014 02:56
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
When I read the thread title my first thought was.... "Yes, I do feel bad for those poor kids that had Ralph as their photographer."

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02-Jan-2014 02:59
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
Hi Sheldon, are all geared up for another year of being a pest?Icon_cheesygrin

Mankins are lumps of cold, dead plastic. But that doesn't mean they don't turn me on.
With friends like these, who needs mankins? I do, that's who.
I love pinging my junk with a rubber band. Dr Snip taught me how.
I lead an underworld cult of mankin people.
WTFWJD?

02-Jan-2014 03:03
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
Yep, that's my new year's resolution. Icon_smile

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02-Jan-2014 03:04
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
My new year's resolution is to not say f**k, oopsIcon_eek

Mankins are lumps of cold, dead plastic. But that doesn't mean they don't turn me on.
With friends like these, who needs mankins? I do, that's who.
I love pinging my junk with a rubber band. Dr Snip taught me how.
I lead an underworld cult of mankin people.
WTFWJD?

02-Jan-2014 03:07
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
(02-Jan-2014 02:59)Sheldon N wrote:  When I read the thread title my first thought was.... "Yes, I do feel bad for those poor kids that had Ralph as their photographer."
SAME! LOL

(02-Jan-2014 03:04)Sheldon N wrote:  Yep, that's my new year's resolution. Icon_smile
Yeah, and mine is to be overweight. #resolutionsareaboutchange

02-Jan-2014 03:14
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
(02-Jan-2014 03:14)juice wrote:  #resolutionsareaboutchange

I like to think of it as continuing my work, improving my craft. Icon_smile

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02-Jan-2014 03:21
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
(02-Jan-2014 03:21)Sheldon N wrote:  I like to think of it as continuing my work, improving my craft. Icon_smile
Icon_cheesygrin

02-Jan-2014 04:39
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
These are poor kids

This little girl walked in off the street and asked for food.

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This little girls mother was a drug addict and this poor little girl ran up and down the street, because her mother was so wasted. Father was in prison for drugs.

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This guy was digging in trash cans looking for food.

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This little girl was sleeping in a alley on a coach someone throw out.

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02-Jan-2014 04:51
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
(02-Jan-2014 04:51)Shoms wrote:  These are poor kids
What's the backstory, Scoot?

02-Jan-2014 05:16
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
(02-Jan-2014 02:59)Sheldon N wrote:  When I read the thread title my first thought was.... "Yes, I do feel bad for those poor kids that had Ralph as their photographer."

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02-Jan-2014 15:10
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
(02-Jan-2014 04:51)Shoms wrote:  These are poor kids

good stuff there Scott Icon_cool

02-Jan-2014 15:10
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Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
(02-Jan-2014 05:16)juice wrote:  
(02-Jan-2014 04:51)Shoms wrote:  These are poor kids
What's the backstory, Scoot?

They are poor kids, Mic. That is the backstory...

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03-Jan-2014 03:12
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
(03-Jan-2014 03:12)Rudi wrote:  They are poor kids, Mic. That is the backstory...
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Not rocket science here.

"It would cost you money not to buy it!"

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03-Jan-2014 20:22
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
Except, of course, it's not backstory, which was what I asked about.

03-Jan-2014 20:27
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
Ya, even I could figure out what Mic was asking about. Asking was a very sensitive thing to do, is he okay?

Mankins are lumps of cold, dead plastic. But that doesn't mean they don't turn me on.
With friends like these, who needs mankins? I do, that's who.
I love pinging my junk with a rubber band. Dr Snip taught me how.
I lead an underworld cult of mankin people.
WTFWJD?

03-Jan-2014 21:01
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
(03-Jan-2014 21:01)Ralphbro wrote:  Ya, even I could figure out what Mic was asking about.
Mic you were wrong, not coming back from this kiss of death

point game set match

"It would cost you money not to buy it!"

"I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not"

"EVERYONE around me had head injuries."
03-Jan-2014 21:58
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RE: Some nice portraits of poor kids
 
Scoot, your images are great. Along with your captions, they tell a story that most casual observers would not expect.


As an added bonus, the last image finally explains why Pham's images of kids on a filthy floor with the button-tufted BG are so popular. ... People want images that will let them know how their kids will turn out, if they end up on the street and have to sleep on a discarded sofa. ... Brilliant!!


BTW, your image tells a better story than Pham's anyway. The misfortune captured in many streetscapes can tell a powerful story. Many, many years ago, my dad & I shot several rolls of B/W Tri-X Pan (low ASA, like 32 or 16) of people living on the street. We couldn't wait to develop & print the images. As soon as I looked at the images on a contact sheet, I knew we had some powerful stuff. When we enlarged the prints, it changed the way I look at people who have to live on the street. I still look at things very differently, especially when it comes to young children living on the street and in shelters. It can break your heart.

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04-Jan-2014 02:48
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