a DVD player, some diapers, cash and the news that we had raised over $1200 to help Bang. Ooy has no cell phone and the chance of finding a Thai in a hospital by their nickname is as unlikely as Taylor Swift staying with one man. I walked over to a neighbor's and asked if she could have Ooy call me when she returned home. She had seen Ooy earlier in the morning and perhaps sensing our concern, decided to help us find her.
"Follow me, I know she's around here somewhere," she said.
We worked through the maze known as the Klongtoey slums, stopping every so often to ask if Ooy had been seen.
"She's across the street, she's buying food."
"She was just here."
We continued walking and as we approached the main road, we saw the elf-like Ooy darting in and out of the sunlight before crossing into the shadows of the alley.
computer, and you immediately have your photo. Great when you're shooting with a deadline. However, shooting film forces the photographer to slow down and think about their shot. Shooting film is also like opening a Christmas present. You finish the roll, throw it in a drawer, and by the time you're ready to develop all the rolls in the drawer, it might be months later.
I often forget what I photographed, at least the details, and developing the film is the moment of truth. Is there anything good on the roll? Are the images sharp? Does the photo look richer than it would look if shot on a digital camera? How is the color or the contrast?
So far, so good. After just one day,we're almost at the halfway point. As of this morning, we've raised $525 of the $1250 needed. Please - continue to donate. Help me get Bang to a doctor and to make it possible for him to live a life outside of his little room in Klongtoey.