Friday, October 15, 2010

Drawn to Develop

Yesterday i attended a Charity Gala event in Toronto for Street Kids Foundation and Drawn to Develop.
Earlier in the summer, a great photographer, Mathew Guido organized a photoshoot where i got to be a model. The idea was that the children from third world countries drew pictures of their dream life and dream houses.
The girl who drew the picture from which we did a photograph was from Nepal and she lived on the street with her mother and in the day time she would collect things from the scrap yard and sell them. She said that she would like to live in a house sourrounded by flowers.
So, the photographer interpreted it this way. He built a nest (all by himself), put petals around it, put different objects that he collected from around in the nest, and i was standing in the nest itself as if i was a flower.
Yesterday this photo was blown up in a big size and was exhibited among the other photos and was auctioned at the end of the evening. The money that were collected were sent to these kids and otehr children in their villages.

It was such a great project and i felt so honoured to be a part of it. Everyone put so much energy and heart in this project. It feels great when you know you might be changing someone's lives out there. It is great to give back.

Here is the video that shows the making of the photo:

And here are a few pictures from the event last night and behind the scene:

behind the scene

the nest

with photographer mathew Guido beside our photograph

the photo


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