This drawing is part of a body of work titled Glimpses of Fiji. In 2014 I spent five months sailing around the Fijian Islands, meeting local people and discovering remote locations.
The piece pictures a child I met on a bus in Nadi, drawn by hand using a graphic tablet.
I really enjoyed photographing local Fijian children because they are always so curious and happy to see foreigners. In hindsight I think it’s a great way to tell a story about Fiji and the South Pacific region because the earnest expression in a child’s eyes is so disarming, it strips us of any prejudice and political bias, leaving only empathy and a feeling of true human connection.