Durbar Boys

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I have been busy editing photos of street kids in Kathmandu.

Although I spent only six days with “Durbar boys” – I named them this way because they were always hanging out near Durbar Sq – I’m finding myself missing them a lot. Somehow, I felt something special about them. For them, I was probably just one of those foreigners who was passing through, but they were much more than just homeless kids to me. I can’t quite explain but the relationship I had with them was more than “photographer” – “subject”. I felt quite positive a “vibe” from them and I became quite comfortable and was enjoying the time around the boys.

I don’t usually get this kind of feeling too often toward people I photograph, but they are one of those special ones who make me want to return to them. Perhaps I have chance to go back to Kathmandu in a few months. I would like to keep observing them over the long term to see how they grow up.

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ここ数日、ネパールのストリート・チルドレンの写真の整理で忙しい。

いつもカトマンドゥのダーバー広場のあたりにたむろしていたので、「ダーバー・ボーイズ」と僕が勝手に名付けたこの子供達、たかだか6日間を共にしただけだったが、妙に懐かしく感じられる。彼らにとっては、僕などただの通りすがりの外国人に過ぎないのだろうが、僕にとってはこの連中は特別な存在になったようだ。言葉ではうまく表現できないが、彼らと過ごしているうちに、撮る者と被写体という関係を超えて、なにかノリがあうというか、言葉も通じない彼らと共有する時間が妙に心地よくなっていったのだ。

被写体に対してこういった感情をもつことはそれほど多くはないのだが、彼らと早くまた会いたい、とわくわくしている。多分3ヶ月先あたりにまたカトマンドゥに戻る機会もあるだろう。できればこれからも何年という長い目で、彼らがどのように成長していくか、見守っていければなあと思う。

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