Do you remember the first time you saw yourself on screen?
Benj Binks: I was working for a friend, shooting a documentary about two young girls in Dandora, a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, who are off to the Children’s Climate Conference in Sweden.
I was filming the surrounding neighborhoods and a group of kids saw me and danced all the way up the street to my camera. Once they’d finished their little routine, I showed them the video. It was cool to see the kids so excited to see themselves! They were giggling and jostling and laughing. Gotta love your job when that’s happening.
Benj Binks is a freelance documentary filmmaker currently based in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Check out his work here.
Photo taken on Tuesday, October 20th 2015.