Kai Stands Strong

As I continue buliding the Lotería collection I talk with friends about cards I am trying to recreate. Kai's mama said she had some great props including a vintage army helmet and wood rifle. With some camiflouge clothes we were ready to play...war that is. Kai was a real trooper wearing this ancient, 10 lb helmet on his head. We stuffed it with foam and material to help balance and just cover his eyes to the point of mystery and sense of submission. Kai also brought an amazing blue drum...perfect for the 'El Tambor' image I envisioned.

Boy with wooden rifle. El Corazon fine art portrait photography by Kim Campbell, Portland, OR.