I don’t remember this guy’s name but he remembered mine. “Dennis, Dennis!”, he would call out during my 4 day visit there. In between shooting my model, I met this interesting group of great kids. They weren’t begging or selling anything but of course wanted donations for the privilege of enjoying the works of art they carve into the sand.
This boy is 10 years old and comes down to the beach every day with a few of his friends to carve pictures of flowers into the sand. We asked them what they do with the money and they said they come down every day to try and earn lunch money for the following day. They work as a group so all funds are split up. If one doesn’t quite have enough, they others share.