Since I moved to Shanghai 4 years ago it´s been on my mind to make some local, but poor people happy with my photographs. This year I finally found the right opportunity to do it! With the help of "Heart to Heart" I got the chance to take family portraits for children and families who had just undergone heart surgery and were on their way to recover.
Despite all drama they had only recently gone through, and the fact that some of them may never have been in front of a camera, the families were giving me the most heart warming smiles.
These weak, little hearts carry an energy and love within them which I find overwhelming. It is opening my very own heart every time I get to go to Yodak Hospital.
For Chinese New year I want to share some of these wonderful smiles with you. And when you look over them, you may want to make a wish that all of these families will be able to look forward to a healthy and good year of the sheep!
Xin nian kuaile!!
My special thanks go to DJ and Lenel from Heart to Heart as well as , Shawn and Nancy from Yodac Cardio Thoracic hospital who helped arranging the shooting, and making it a fun experience for the families. They also make sure that the pictures will be sent to those families who could already leave home before I was able to deliver the photos.
Big THANK YOU also to Rossi from C14 who sponsored the prints for free!!
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