This boy, Tapio, is the son of our guide in Bocas del Toro, a group of islands in the Caribbean. His dad is also named Tapio. The elder Tapio would come to our place in the morning, and we'd all hop in his boat to go see the islands and historic sights.

We'd pull up to little island spots, and everybody in the area would know big Tapio. He's been there his entire life. And little Tapio, everyone knows him too. Here little Tapio is on Second Beach—he was such a good kid, a lot of fun to work with.

—Photographer Brown W Cannon III

Photo Facts

Camera: Pentax 6x7
Film: Fuji NPS (print film)
Time of day: Midday

Talking Shop
I shot Tapio under a tree branch, which put him in open shade, and I exposed for open shade.
 

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