Syed Usama Ali, Karachi Sind, Pakistan:

Actually it wasn’t a one-day event for us here in Pakistan. We gave the interested photographers a bracket to return the portraits till the 30th of Dec 2012 at their own convenience.

One of the most interesting stories came when this friend took a portrait of these four helpers in her house whose families lived far away in another town. They had no clue the portraits would be returned back to them and when the day came they were elated! They had their portraits sent to their families back home who hadn’t seen them in a while.

Best things in life aren’t said but felt; the happiness in their eyes I saw was priceless!

Working with a not-for-profit organization that builds schools in difficult areas of Pakistan and having visited several communities on a daily basis, I knew how happy people get after seeing their photos on my camera’s lcd! Giving them back a tangible print of their own portrait brightened up their day. And mine!


Posted on Jan 26, 2013  |  Category: Story of the Day  |  5 Comments
  • Shelley Shelley

    This is a priceless set of photos. He looks so happy, it just melts your heart.
    Shelley | 26/01/2013 4:14 PM

  • HocusFocus Photography HocusFocus Photography

    It was lovely initiating the project! We wont wait for Dec 2013 to return the portraits this time around :) Thank you!
    HocusFocus Photography | 28/01/2013 8:33 AM

  • Gini Gini

    Must commend HocusFocus Photography for bringing this project to the fore. The amount of participation HPPak has seen since its initiation is tremendous!
    Gini | 28/01/2013 10:42 AM

  • Kendra Kendra

    Thank you all for all you are doing! We couldn't do this without you! What a sweet surprise that must have been. Kendra Flowers Help-Portrait Project Manager
    Kendra | 30/01/2013 3:06 AM

  • Syed Usama Ali Syed Usama Ali

    Thanks lovelies!
    Syed Usama Ali | 17/02/2013 3:07 PM