A Chinese girl I've met in a small town near Himalayas. Of course, nobody in the town spoke English. I wanted to take a portrait of this girl, so I asked her to stand.

She understood it literally and stood like it was a formal portrait — with her hands straight and near the body, and a constant smile on her face.

After I took a shoot and showed it to her. I wonder if she would be still living in this town 20 years after this photo!

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